Water Quality Protection District

We all need clean water.  We drink it.  We fish, swim, boat and enjoy it in our streams and lakes.  It irrigates our crops, is used by our businesses, and helps keep our yards and parks green.  The Lewis and Clark County Water Quality Protection Districthas worked to preserve, protect, and improve water quality and quantity since 1992.

Due to the COVID-19 response, all WQPD meetings will be held through an online Zoom meeting format until further notice.

WQPD Board Meeting -September 22, 2020, Board Tour  General board meeting Board Agendas

WQPD Board Opening - The Lewis & Clark County Water Quality Protection District is seeking a dedicated professional to join our Board of Directors. Please call Jennifer McBroom at 457-8584 for more information.  WQPD Appointment of Directors  WQPD By-laws 

Visit the LHWG website for more information.  LHWG

 


Summary Report on the Status of Helena Area Groundwater Resources -September 2020 - James Swierc

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East North Hills - James Swierc presentation on October 1, 2019 at Jim Darcy School - ENH presentation

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Groundwater levels in the Tenmile Creek Area - Check the groundwater levels in the Tenmile Creek area.  Water levels will vary depending on location. We have updated our website for the year 2020.  Currently water level measurements are taken monthly so please check back periodically for updates.

The WQPD's monitoring plan to collect groundwater information in the Tenmile Creek flood zone during flooding events.


County Agencies Contact Information:

Disaster & Emergency Services, 406-447-8285 - Public Information Hotline, 406-447-1605

Environmental Health, 406-447-8351 - Drinking Water, Well Safety, Sewage, Septic Systems

Public Health, 406-457-8900 - Food Safety, Mold, Shelter Inspections, Disease Control

Public Works, 406-447-8037 - Road Repair, Bridge Repair, Culverts

Sheriff's Office, 406-457-8235 (non-emergencies) - Evacuation, Traffic Control, Road Closures

Planning & Floodplain Administration - 406-447-8394  

 


 

Start out the new year by sampling your private well and find out if it is safe to drink!

Reduced Cost Water Sampling Kits Available.  Annual well water testing is the only way to know if your water is safe.  Stop by the City-County Building, room 224 to pick up your drinking water sampling kit.  This kit is offered at a reduced cost, plus you can receive an additional $25 reimbursement from the L&C Conservation District. For more information on the program click here: MSU Extension Water Quality


Montana Water Supply Report - Tizer Basin Snow Data   Frohner Meadow Snow Data

Current Condition Maps (NRCS)

Stream Gage reports - Surface Water Assessment and Monitoring Program


National Groundwater Awareness Week  is March 8-14, 2020 but anytime is a good time to sample your well.  Stop by and see us and let's talk about your well. 

This is a great reminder to test and protect your groundwater.  What will you do to protect your groundwater?  Take advantage of the reduced cost sampling program.  Kits are available at the City/County Building, Room 224. 

 

Find Us

City-County Building
316 North Park Avenue, Room 230
Helena, MT  59623
406-457-8584

 

 

Kathy Moore, Environmental Division Administrator (406) 457-8926

Jennifer McBroom, Program Supervisor (406) 457-8584

James Swierc, Hydrogeologist (406) 457-8585

Gary Burton, Water Watchers (406) 457-8584

Pete Schade, Water Quality Specialist (406) 457-8927

Valerie Stacey, Environmental Technician (406) 457- 8891


Water Quality Protection District

We all need clean water.  We drink it.  We fish, swim, boat and enjoy it in our streams and lakes.  It irrigates our crops, is used by our businesses, and helps keep our yards and parks green.  The Lewis and Clark County Water Quality Protection Districthas worked to preserve, protect, and improve water quality and quantity since 1992.

Due to the COVID-19 response, all WQPD meetings will be held through an online Zoom meeting format until further notice.

WQPD Board Meeting -September 22, 2020, Board Tour  General board meeting Board Agendas

WQPD Board Opening - The Lewis & Clark County Water Quality Protection District is seeking a dedicated professional to join our Board of Directors. Please call Jennifer McBroom at 457-8584 for more information.  WQPD Appointment of Directors  WQPD By-laws 

Visit the LHWG website for more information.  LHWG

 


Summary Report on the Status of Helena Area Groundwater Resources -September 2020 - James Swierc

________________________________________________________________________  

East North Hills - James Swierc presentation on October 1, 2019 at Jim Darcy School - ENH presentation

________________________________________________________________________

Groundwater levels in the Tenmile Creek Area - Check the groundwater levels in the Tenmile Creek area.  Water levels will vary depending on location. We have updated our website for the year 2020.  Currently water level measurements are taken monthly so please check back periodically for updates.

The WQPD's monitoring plan to collect groundwater information in the Tenmile Creek flood zone during flooding events.


County Agencies Contact Information:

Disaster & Emergency Services, 406-447-8285 - Public Information Hotline, 406-447-1605

Environmental Health, 406-447-8351 - Drinking Water, Well Safety, Sewage, Septic Systems

Public Health, 406-457-8900 - Food Safety, Mold, Shelter Inspections, Disease Control

Public Works, 406-447-8037 - Road Repair, Bridge Repair, Culverts

Sheriff's Office, 406-457-8235 (non-emergencies) - Evacuation, Traffic Control, Road Closures

Planning & Floodplain Administration - 406-447-8394  

 


 

Start out the new year by sampling your private well and find out if it is safe to drink!

Reduced Cost Water Sampling Kits Available.  Annual well water testing is the only way to know if your water is safe.  Stop by the City-County Building, room 224 to pick up your drinking water sampling kit.  This kit is offered at a reduced cost, plus you can receive an additional $25 reimbursement from the L&C Conservation District. For more information on the program click here: MSU Extension Water Quality


Montana Water Supply Report - Tizer Basin Snow Data   Frohner Meadow Snow Data

Current Condition Maps (NRCS)

Stream Gage reports - Surface Water Assessment and Monitoring Program


National Groundwater Awareness Week  is March 8-14, 2020 but anytime is a good time to sample your well.  Stop by and see us and let's talk about your well. 

This is a great reminder to test and protect your groundwater.  What will you do to protect your groundwater?  Take advantage of the reduced cost sampling program.  Kits are available at the City/County Building, Room 224. 

 

Find Us

City-County Building
316 North Park Avenue, Room 230
Helena, MT  59623
406-457-8584

 

 

Kathy Moore, Environmental Division Administrator (406) 457-8926

Jennifer McBroom, Program Supervisor (406) 457-8584

James Swierc, Hydrogeologist (406) 457-8585

Gary Burton, Water Watchers (406) 457-8584

Pete Schade, Water Quality Specialist (406) 457-8927

Valerie Stacey, Environmental Technician (406) 457- 8891