New Seeley Lake sewer proposal in works

SEELEY LAKE — A new sewer system proposal for downtown Seeley Lake could be finalized in the next year, setting up a potential vote that could vastly change the future of the unincorporated community. 

Interim Sewer Manager Bill Decker told the Missoulian that a new proposal would be more flexible to address issues that led voters to fail the last sewer proposal in 2021 — the closest the town has ever been to a system.

“People voted down the sewer for two different reasons,” Decker said. “The price was too expensive for some, and there were others in the community that didn’t think the sewer was necessary. We hope to address both of those groups with this new plan.”

Bill Decker, Seeley Lake interim district sewer manager, goes over a map on March 29, 2024, of the Seeley Lake area, which has markers symbolizing where septic tank systems are located and what sites are being monitored for possible leaks and contamination.


Both the health department and the sewer board are looking into a new sewer system, including finding grant money

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