The first project entails increasing the average day rated treatment capacity of the WRRF from 600,000 gallons to 910,000 gallons per day. Additionally, the BSCWSD has made a commitment (upon completion of the expansion) of 500 Single Family Equivalents to address workforce housing, a community-wide identified necessity.
The second project entails constructing a lift station and pipelines for the Canyon area to benefit from the WRRF expansion. The project will help eliminate some Canyon Area septic drain fields as well as recharge groundwater. The net result will improve water quality, address capacity issues due to population growth and increased tourist visitations, and minimize environmental impacts, most notably on the Gallatin River.