JACKSON, Wyo. — The Town of Jackson has released its annual Water Quality Report for 2022.
This testing is conducted by the town’s water division, who serve as caretakers of the public water supply for residents and guests.
The report is designed to provide details about where the town’s water comes from, what it contains and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies. The most recent report is a snapshot of last year’s water quality. The 2022 report recorded no violations, although the town is still waiting on samples from a December collection.
“We did not test for total coliform bacteria during December, because of this, we cannot be sure of the water quality during that time,” said the report. “Samples were collected in December but due to shipping, they did not arrive at the lab on time.”
On Feb. 16, a public notice was posted and will remain for 30 days. Samples were collected in January and results were negative for both total coliform and negative for E-coli.
In the past, E-coli has been found to be a contaminant in some of Teton County’s waterways. Both Fish and Flat Creeks have previously exceeded E. coli concentrations deemed safe for full-body contact recreational activities. However, the town’s water is treated by disinfection involving the addition of chlorine or other disinfectants to kill dangerous bacteria and microorganisms that may be in the water.
Residents can access the report here or by visiting the Town of Jackson’s website.