NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Ground Water Awareness Week
(March 9 - 15, 2014)
Open House Event
Saturday, March 15th - Noon to 3:00 PM
Murdoch's Ranch and Home Supply
Join the Gallatin Local Water Quality District and local well drillers at the Bozeman Murdoch's store to learn about drilling drinking water wells, ground water protection and drinking water health. Come see the type of equipment used to drill wells. District staff will be handing out Well Educated Test Kits to well owners to test their drinking water. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered by local experts in well drilling and water quality! PLUS....enter to win a $150 gift card from Murdoch's Ranch and Home Supply! Hope to see you there!
FREE Electronic Waste Collection Event
April 26, 2014 - 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Solid Waste Management District
This event is only for electronic waste.
Items that will be accepted include: computer towers, laptops, monitors, printers, TV's, stereo equipment, VCRs, copiers, keyboards, mice, cell phones, handheld electronics, and rechargeable batteries.
Fluorescent light bulbs, PCB ballasts, or Non-rechargeable batteries. These items are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection which is held the 2nd Saturday of each month at the Bozeman Convenience Site.
If you have questions, please call 539-1161
Well Test Kits Available
The GLWQD and MSU Extension Water Quality bring you the WELL EDUCATED Program, with 'at cost' pricing on well water analysis services.
Sample bottles to test your drinking water are available for pick-up from our office (215 W. Mendenhall, Suite 300) or Environmental Health Services (215 W. Mendenhall, Room 108). Staff can assist you in determining what water parameters to test for and help you select a testing package. Call 582-3168 for more information.
Private well owners should have their drinking water tested annually.
Fact Sheet: Your Well and Septic System -
After a Wildfire
Protect, preserve and improve ground water and surface water quality within the Gallatin Local Water Quality District
In 1991, the Montana Legislature passed a new law giving local governments the authority to form local water quality districts. The Gallatin Local Water Quality District was created by Resolution No. 1995-55 of the Gallatin County Commission, and approved by the Montana Board of Environmental Review in 1997. The focus of the Gallatin Local Water Quality District is on water resources education and water quality monitoring for increased awareness of water-related issues and public health.