Situated near the headwaters of the Gallatin River watershed, the City of Bozeman has an advantageous location with respect to pristine water quality, but the City is extremely dependent on snowmelt runoff and adequate snowpack, along with natural and constructed reservoir storage, to provide an adequate supply of water to residents throughout the year. Chronic drought conditions from inadequate snowpack and reduced precipitation levels are a significant concern for the City
Eagle River Water & Sanitation District (ERWSD) serves multiple municipalities (East Vail, West Vail, Avon, Cordillera, Wolcott, Edwards, Eagle-Vail, Berry Creek, Beaver Creek, Arrowhead, etc.) and is the second largest utility on the western slope of Colorado.
The Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation and the State of Montana, through the Reserved Water Rights Commission, negotiated a settlement of the Tribe’s Water Rights Claims. The Compact, ratified by the 1997 Montana Legislature and signed by President Clinton in December of 1999, provided a water allocation of 10,000 acre feet to the Tribe from Tiber Reservoir, south of Chester, Montana
Although the St. Cloud Water Treatment Facility (SCWTF) was relatively “new”, numerous existing systems had been identified as problematic from either an operational, maintenance, or performance standpoint. The condition of process equipment was on the decline, regulatory requirements were increasingly strict with critical deadlines rapidly approaching, and consistent community growth was challenging the treatment capacity of the facility
Watertown Municipal Utilities (WMU) administers the water utility within the City of Watertown, SD. Due to compliance issues with increasingly complex surface water regulations and concerns over elevated concentrations of disinfectant by-products (DBPs), along with the age of many components within the Lake Kampeska WTP, the continued use of the surface water became less attractive to Watertown
The Fairmont Water Treatment Plant (WTP) was experiencing treatment capacity limitations as well as challenges related to aging infrastructure, including operational difficulties related to deteriorating and outdated treatment processes. Proposed drinking water regulations would likely require improvements or advanced treatment processes to be implemented in the future at the WTP
The expanding oil and gas industry in northwest North Dakota strained water systems’ abilities to keep up with domestic and industrial water needs. As the economic hub of the region, the City of Williston continues to experience considerable growth, and it’s anticipated that the growth will continue. Exacerbating the domestic water demands are industrial water demands from the oil and gas industry within the region, estimated at over 40 million gallons per day (MGD)
The Fargo Water Treatment Plant (WTP) uses a combination of water from both the Red River and Sheyenne River, with the Sheyenne River being used nearly 40 percent of the time. Unfortunately, changing water quality in the Sheyenne River was challenging the City’s ability to utilize this important water source because it contains high salt concentrations, including sulfates and bromide, which posed a significant treatment challenge to the existing Fargo WTP
Currently, Pierre’s drinking water is obtained from a series of groundwater wells located throughout the city. Water is treated at each wellhead and pumped to storage tanks throughout the community.
In 2017, the City of Pierre began looking into treated water options following a community survey
The new Grand Forks Regional Water Treatment Plant (GFRWTP) is a 20 million gallons per day hybrid water treatment facility that includes parallel conventional and membrane treatment processes that address key regulatory and water quality challenges, increased water demand, and logistical issues associated with the City’s prior 60-year-old facility