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Panel Discussion: Water Supply

The water we drink is a necessity of life & helps nourish our spectacular natural landscape. Learn more about the data being used to conserve & plan around this critical resource.

Key Takeaways:  

  • Gallatin Canyon Water & Sewer District was created in late 2020 to mitigate environmental impacts and improve water quality
  • Water supply may be a limiting factor in future development in Big Sky
  • Water conservation strategies presented: snowmaking with effluent, xeriscaping to address high irrigation demands, incentive programs, and usage monitoring


  • Kristin Gardner | Chief Executive and Science Officer-Gallatin River Task Force
  • Scott Altman | Board Chair-Gallatin Canyon Water & Sewer District
  • Mace Mangold | Senior Project Engineer-WGM Group
  • Jim Muscat | Water Superintendent-Big Sky Water & Sewer District
  • James Rose | Hydrologist-Montana Bureau of Mines & Geology

Supplemental Materials:


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