Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years

April 28, 1999

The problem of sludge build-up at the Whitehall sewage treatment lagoons is typical of small system lagoons, said an environmental specialist with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), who also said the town isn't required to do any further immediate sludge clean-up at the lagoons. Bill Bahr, with the DEQ planning, prevention, and assistance division, said that Whitehall officials have the option to either continue the removal of the accumulated sludge and remove all the sludge or stop now since the lagoon pipe inlet is cleared and the flow into the lagoon is ba...

 

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