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From spill to statement: Information came in a trickle

From spill to statement: Information came in a trickle

The Poplar Pipeline breach happened at 10 a.m. Saturday, and by 11 a.m. Bridger employees began shutting down the line, according to a press release from Bridger Pipeline LLC.

January 20, 2015 7:00 pmLoading…
Report calls for more study of Pavillion disposal pits

Report calls for more study of Pavillion disposal pits

CASPER, Wyo. — Regulators need to study 20 natural gas disposal pits to determine if a link exists between Pavillion's gas field and the area's contaminated drinking water, according to a draft report by the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

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Sheridan group seeks to block fluoridation

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — A group in Sheridan says it's prepared to take legal action to prevent fluoride from being added to the city's drinking water.

July 21, 2014 1:58 pmLoading…
Bullock reduces loan costs for $29M in city water, wastewater projects

Bullock reduces loan costs for $29M in city water, wastewater projects

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock said Friday he’s lowering interest rates and other charges for state loans that fund city wastewater and drinking-water projects in Montana, saving local governments $29 million over the next 20 years.

June 13, 2014 2:57 pmLoading…
Billings plant churns out about 9 billion gallons of clean water

Billings plant churns out about 9 billion gallons of clean water

Once again in 2013, the Billings water treatment plant produced between 8 billion and 9 billion gallons of the tastiest and purest water in Montana.

March 26, 2014 12:15 am Photos



Hearings set on surface water pollution standards

Montanans are rightfully proud of the state’s bountiful waterways used for irrigating, fishing, drinking and recreating.

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Judge signs off on Fort Belknap water plan

HELENA - The Fort Belknap Indian reservation's tribal government must pay a $1,500 fine, bolster oversight of its utility, and follow a strict testing and monitoring regimen under a five-year plan meant to fix years of problems with its drinking water supply.

December 05, 2013 1:30 pmLoading…

Feds, tribes reach deal on Fort Belknap water

HELENA — Environmental regulators have asked a judge to approve an agreement with Fort Belknap Indian Reservation officials to fix years of “chronic violations” in how the reservation’s water supply is treated and monitored.

November 22, 2013 5:37 pmLoading…

Report: Wyoming faces $454M bill in wastewater, drinking water infrastructure

CASPER, Wyo. — Every two years, state Sen. Drew Perkins, R-Casper, needs to call a plumber.

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Montana agency delays paying for water project

GREAT FALLS — Montana officials say they won't pay for a project to pipe clean drinking water from Conrad to Brady until water-rights issues are resolved.

May 11, 2013 4:20 pmLoading…

Regulating subdivisions crucial to protect health of inhabitants

No one wants toxic wastes polluting their soil or water.

January 22, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Boil order lifted for Roundup residents

The boil order in effect for Roundup residents has been lifted, Musselshell County Disaster and Emergency Services said Wednesday afternoon.

November 21, 2012 4:28 pmLoading…

Officials hope to have Roundup boil order lifted by Thanksgiving

Officials in Roundup hope to be able to lift a boil order on drinking water issued on Monday by Thanksgiving.

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Boil order in effect for Roundup residents

Roundup residents have been told to boil their water after city officials discovered contaminants in the city's drinking supply Monday.

November 19, 2012 9:21 pmLoading…
State says Laurel water is safe

State says Laurel water is safe

State officials ruled Laurel’s water supply safe Friday, three days after a burst pipe raised contamination concerns.

July 27, 2012 4:23 pmLoading…

Few in Pavillion area take up state cistern offer

RIVERTON — Few people so far have taken up a state offer to install taxpayer-funded cisterns at households with poor water quality near Pavillion in central Wyoming.

June 15, 2012 5:13 pmLoading…

State of Wyoming offers cisterns to Pavillion area residents

PAVILLION, Wyo. -- Thirty-five homes outside Pavillion have the option of receiving a free cistern, or water tank, paid for by the state to ensure residents have clean drinking and household water.

June 01, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Bozeman group calls for ending water fluoridation

BOZEMAN - A citizen's group in Bozeman is circulating a petition that calls on the city to stop adding fluoride to the drinking water.

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Colorado requires disclosure of fracking chemicals

Colorado requires disclosure of fracking chemicals

DENVER — Environmentalists and regulators in Colorado will have more information than any state about what chemicals energy companies are pumping into the earth as they try to extract gas from rock formations deep underground.

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Be weather aware: What to do if you're caught in a storm

National Weather Service offices in Montana are sponsoring Winter Weather Awareness Week this week.

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