Brochures, Fact Sheets & Other Publications


Arsenic in Groundwater
Groundwater Basics
Nitrate in Groundwater

Hackett, O.M., Visher F.N. and McMurtrey et al., Geology and Groundwater Resources of the Gallatin Valley, Gallatin County, Montana, 1960, USGS Water Supply Report 1482.

Kendy, E., Magnitude, Extent, and Potential Sources of Nitrate in Groundwater in the Gallatin Local Water Quality District, Southwestern Montana, 1997-1998, USGS Water Resources Investigations Report 01-4037

Michalek, T. and Sutherland, M., 2020, Hydrogeologic Investigation of the Four Corners Area, Gallatin County, Montana: Interpretive Report, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 735.

Slagle, S.E., Geohydrologic Conditions and Land Use in the Gallatin Valley, Southwestern Montana, 1992-1993. USGS Water Resources Investigations Report 95-4034
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Montana Groundwater Atlas – An overview of Montana’s groundwater resources, focusing on groundwater sources, locations of intensive use, general groundwater quality, and water quality threats.

Hazardous Waste

Computers- A Hazardous Waste
Household Chemicals, Disposal, and the Environment
Disposal Options for Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste in the Gallatin Valley
Identifying Hazardous Household Chemicals
Proper Disposal of Prescription Drugs
Safe Alternatives to Hazardous Household Products

Surface Water

Bear Creek Fish Investigations, 2003: Population and Habitat Surveys
Bear Creek Sediment, Turbidity, & Discharge Monitoring
Bozeman Creek Stream Health Report Card
Dog Waste and Water Quality
Gallatin Watershed Sourcebook: A Resident’s Guide
Gallatin Microplastics Initiatives Final Report
Mandeville Creek Stream Report Card

Wells and Septic Systems

Analysis of Septic System Failure in Gallatin County (Deal, 1998)
Bacterial Contamination and Your Well  

Iron and Iron Bacteria
Iron and Iron Bacterial Problems in MT Groundwater (MT State Univ. MontGuide, 2001)
Drinking Water Storage Cisterns
Domestic Well Disinfection Procedure
Household Water Treatment
Montana Laboratories Certified for Drinking Water Analysis
The Care and Feeding of Your Septic System

Water Sampling Procedure for Coliform Bacterial Analysis
Water Softeners, Septic Systems & Ground Water
Well Caps: More Than Just a Lid!
Well Maintenance Tips
Your Well and Septic System- After a wildfire


Assessment of Wetland and Riparian Resources in the Gallatin Valley and Bozeman Creek Watershed, Gallatin County, Montana
Montana’s Wetlands & You – A Natural Partnership
Preventing Recreational Impacts to Wetlands
West Nile Virus: Wetlands and Waterways
Wetland Laws, Permits and Regulations
Where are the Wetlands?
Working with Montana’s Wetlands

Other Resources

Creating Native Landscapes in the Northern Great Plains and Rocky Mountains
GLWQD Brochure
Green Gardening Quick Tips
Quick Tips for Green Gardening and Healthy Water Quality
Who Does What With Water in the Gallatin Valley
East Gallatin Recreation Area (Old City of Bozeman Landfill) Site Summary