Tester Secures $270,000 for Wastewater Systems Improvements in Whitefish

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides funding for Whitefish Wastewater Treatment System

U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that Flathead County will receive $270,000 for improvements to the Whitefish Wastewater Treatment System.

“Whether it’s for our crops, our livestock, or our families, clean water is critical to Montana’s frontier communities,” said Tester. “This investment will help Whitefish improve conditions for small business owners, farmers, and families, protecting clean water and their pocket books.”

This funding will be used to construct and enhance the sequencing batch reactor treatment system at the city’s existing treatment facility site. This project will preserve the quality of groundwater underlying the city of Whitefish by eliminating the sewage lagoon and enabling more citizens to use a centralized wastewater system instead of septic system.

Tester has worked diligently to supply Montana water systems with funding to stay up-to-date. He recently secured more than $6 million to update water and wastewater disposal infrastructure in Simms, Broadview, and Absaroke, and he secured an additional $2 million to make upgrades to Geraldine’s water system.