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

Comprehensive Water Quality Planning Initiative

Comprehensive Water Quality Planning Initiative

Status: Current
Date: 2020 - 2024

CELEBRATING APPROVAL OF THE TETON COUNTY WATER QUALITY MASTER PLAN PROJECT: Teton County, WY has embarked on an unprecedented comprehensive water quality planning project that will improve our surface and groundwater resources and protect them from future degradation. POWJH has been a driving force behind this historic effort. The Teton County Water Quality Master Plan […]

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Town of Jackson Wastewater Treatment Plant Review

Town of Jackson Wastewater Treatment Plant Review

Status: Current
Date: 2021-2022

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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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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WildWalls Public Art Outreach

WildWalls Public Art Outreach

Status: Current
Date: Ongoing

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 2022!

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Completed Projects

Teton County Septic System Regulations

Teton County Septic System Regulations

Status: Completed
Date: 2020-2021

SEPTIC SYSTEMS CAN CAUSE NUTRIENT AND BACTERIAL CONTAMINATION OF OUR GROUNDWATER — OUR ONLY SOURCE OF DRINKING WATER. As a headwaters community of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, our outstanding water resources deserve the best protection — equal to the value they provide our community. In May 2021, Teton County released proposed updates to the Small […]

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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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2020 Vote For Water Quality

2020 Vote For Water Quality

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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