The time is now to Protect our Water, Jackson Hole!
Nutrient pollution is one of America’s most widespread, costly, and challenging environmental problems, and it's also becoming prevalent in Jackson Hole. It's caused by excess nitrogen and phosphorus entering our waterways from a wide range of human activities. Too much nitrogen and phosphorus in the water causes a myriad of negative impacts affecting human health, the environment, and our economy.Sources & Effects of Nutrient Pollution
To have something happening here that is changing the character of the stream just doesn't seem right in a community like Jackson Hole.
- Bob Peters, Long-time Resident
Recent Water Quality News
Researchers look for clues as toxic blooms plague Wyo waters
September 14, 2021
Toxic blooms form for a variety of reasons, including warm weather and stagnant water. While they’re most often associated with lower-elevation reservoirs and places where nutrient runoff from agriculture, fertilizers, urban areas, wastewater treatment plants…or septic systems is high, they don’t exclusively form in areas with direct runoff. For reasons researchers are still trying to […]Read More
How do I know if a Public Water System has safe drinking water?
September 9, 2021
JACKSON, Wyo. (Part 2 in a series of articles) — Last time we talked about how Source Water Assessments (SWAs) can help protect Teton County’s Public Water Systems (PWSs). SWAs are studies or reports that generate information about potential contaminant sources and the potential for drinking water systems to be impacted by these sources. Although […]Read More
UW Student Tracking E. Coli Sources in ‘Impaired’ Teton County Waterways
August 27, 2021
The research comes after signs were posted around Fish and Flat creeks earlier this summer advising swimmers and other recreators of the dangers of elevated E. coli levels in local, beloved streams. “E. coli in wildlife is something we can’t control,” said Dan Leemon of Protect Our Water JH. “I hope the community will talk […]Read More