POWJH Projects

This is a critical time for water quality planning in Teton County.

Although POWJH has been successful in advocating for Teton County to move forward with a RFQ to hire a consultant to complete a Comprehensive Water Quality Management Plan, this will take some time to complete.

We cannot wait until the completion of the Comprehensive Water Quality Management Plan to act. The time to act is now.

 

 

Current Projects

Teton County Comprehensive Water Quality Planning

Teton County Comprehensive Water Quality Planning

Status: Current
Date: 2020 - 2023

In May 2020, POWJH submitted a modified funding request to the Teton County Commissioners to begin the wastewater planning process immediately. On June 30th, 2020, the Teton County Commissioners approved first-year funding to begin the comprehensive wastewater planning process. The next two steps are to hire a consultant and to develop a plan of work for the project.

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Town of Jackson Wastewater Treatment Plant Review

Town of Jackson Wastewater Treatment Plant Review

Status: Current
Date: 2021

There have been questions about the quality of the treated effluent being discharged into the Snake River from Teton County's largest wastewater treatment facility. POWJH has partnered with the Town of Jackson to initiate an independent, third-party review of operations at the facility. A request for proposals to hire a consultant was released on July 7, 2021, and POWJH is working with the Town to review submissions to hire the consultant in August 2021.

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Teton County Septic System Regulations

Teton County Septic System Regulations

Status: Current
Date: 2020-2021

In 2020, POWJH submitted public comment on the first revision to the Teton County Septic System Regulations in more than a decade. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality requires the update to bring Teton County’s regulations up to date with changes to the state regulations in 2018. In March 2021, Teton County released the overdue […]

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Sustainable Home & Lawn Care Best Practices

Sustainable Home & Lawn Care Best Practices

Status: Current
Date: Ongoing

Public education campaign focused on implementation of trout and stream-friendly landscaping, environmentally conscious land care and home waste monitoring waste to help keep our waterways clean and healthy.

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Completed Projects

Teton County Comp Plan Updates

Teton County Comp Plan Updates

Status: Completed
Date: 2020

In 2020, POWJH spearheaded the effort to improve water quality protections in the 2012 Teton County Comprehensive Plan updates.

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Vote For Water Quality 2020

Vote For Water Quality 2020

Status: Completed
Date: November 2020

Leading up to the local 2020 election, Protect Our Water Jackson Hole talked with candidates about how they planned to prioritize water quality, alongside other community needs, once they are in office, raising awareness for the issue both among candidates and with the public.

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Septic Maintenance Cost Share Program

Septic Maintenance Cost Share Program

Status: Completed
Date: Spring 2017 & 2018

Teton Conservation District and Friends of Fish Creek partnered to provide Teton County, Wyoming, residents the opportunity to receive a rebate for pumping septic systems which had not been maintained in the last 5 years.

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Wild Walls Water Quality Awareness Campaign

Wild Walls Water Quality Awareness Campaign

Status: Completed
Date: May 22nd, 2021

Partnership with Jackson Hole Public Art for a series of murals around town focusing on local water quality issues. Look for another series of murals coming in Summer 2021.

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