HELENA – The Montana Department of Environmental Quality announced today that Casino and Bar, LLC entered into an Administrative Order on Consent to resolve a violation of the Montana Public Water Supply Laws at the public water supply system serving the Jackson Creek Bar and Grille in Montana City.
According to DEQ’s Nathaniel Saladin, Jackson Creek operated an unapproved water treatment system to remove nitrate. The company applied for approval of the system but the plans were denied based on a lack of completeness necessary to approve the file.
To resolve the matter, the Jackson Creek Bar and Grille drilled a new well to provide a new source of water for business. The new well has nitrate levels below the maximum contaminant level so nitrate treatment is no longer required. The company has also agreed to conduct quarterly sampling for nitrate and paid a $1,500 administrative penalty.
For questions about the Public Water Supply Program and laws, please contact the Public Water Supply and Subdivisions Bureau at 406-444-4400 or visit DEQ’s website at http://deq.mt.gov/Water/PWSUB/pws.