BLM starts building new well at Devil’s Elbow Campground on Hauser Lake

The Bureau of Land Management’s Butte Field Office has started construction of a new well at Devil’s Elbow Campground on Hauser Lake northeast of Helena, officials said Friday.

The York Bridge over Hauser Lake outside Helena.

THOM BRIIDGE, Independent Record

Construction activities include drilling a well and trenching between the well and the garage/pumphouse to install the lines for the water to connect to the existing distribution system. Construction will also include replacing several hydrants throughout the campground and repairing several broken pipes and repairing irrigation lines as needed.

The existing water system at Devil’s Elbow needs to be renovated, which includes replacing the existing well, BLM officials said. The static water level of the existing well is below the 25-foot required limit set by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, which means the BLM would need to continue chlorine treatment prior to serving the water to the public or staff.

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