Firelight Meadows

Firelight Meadows Condos and Chalets is a 216 unit development that has a natural drainfield on the property – a feature that could help create a win-win situation. PHOTO COURTESY GARON THE FABULOUS

Mitigation by annexation

A convergence of needs of the Big Sky County Water and Sewer District (BSCWSD) and the 216 unit condominium and chalet development Firelight Meadows could equal a win for water quality in the Big Sky area.

More assessment is needed, but the parties are talking.

Firelight Meadows residents’ water supply is being supplemented via this irrigation well located between the condos and the chalets. The 200-plus unit development’s normal water supply has run dangerously low, so the company managing Firelight’s water came to the Big Sky Water and Sewer District June19 requesting to purchase some of the district’s water.

The price of emergency water

Firelight Meadows is running out of water.

     On June 17 a well designated for irrigation was repurposed to fill the development’s drinking water supply. That’s what Matt Huggins of HLH Utility—the company managing the 220-unit development’s standalone water and sewer system—told the Big Sky W&S Board at a June 19 meeting.

That’s Cowboy Heaven, right? As seen in this screen grab from the commercial.

NEAR & FAR

It’s that time of year when Montana families gather around a brightly lit and festive center piece in the living room: the television. A recent article from Forbes.com called out Montanans in particular, reporting that in 2017, “Montana takes the title of No. 1 Hulu streaming state, which is a first for Big Sky Country!

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