Access to clean water is essential to human health and to Montana’s economy. We support and implement measures to conserve this valuable resource and ensure clean lakes, streams, and rivers remain part of Montana’s natural heritage.

EPA Awards DEQ More Than $2 million

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded DEQ more than $2 million to protect Montana water quality. This funding is through our Nonpoint Source Program, which addresses water pollution that comes from many diffuse sources, such as urban and suburban storm runoff, agricultural and forestry practices, and roads, among others.        

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We're Asking the Public's Help to Locate Harmful Algal Blooms

DEQ and the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services are enlisting the public to help identify Harmful Algal Blooms in the state's lakes, reservoirs, and ponds. We have launched a new website (www.hab.mt.gov) and a 24-hour hotline at 888-849-2938 to report suspected blooms.

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