Firm to assess Lolo’s population projections, water use through 2070

News Type: State Source: Missoula Current
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Missoula County commissioners on Thursday awarded a contract with HDR to assess future water needs in the Lolo area under population projections through 2070.

Deb Bell of public works said the contract will determine the population served and estimate projected growth. It will then establish water demand based for the next 50 years.

“It’s all part of our ongoing water rights through the Water Court,” said Bell. “As part of our continuing land planning effort, it will tie in with the next phase of the mapping firm we’re going with as well.”