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cost-effective, reliable, and
high quality sewer services
for the Gallatin Canyon. 

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Details for the Gallatin Canyon Sewer Request for Qualifications.


The Gallatin Canyon County Water & Sewer District is soliciting Statement of Qualifications (“SOQs”) from interested and qualified consulting firms for wastewater collection and reuse water distribution system engineering design and construction administration services.


Interested firms may review and download the full RFQ here. The selection will be based upon the written proposal and interview if applicable. Questions and responses should be directed to: Scott Altman, District President, via email at


All responses must be submitted no later than 3:00 PM on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. Three printed and one digital copy (PDF format on CD or thumb drive) of their Statement of Qualifications in an enclosed envelope titled “Gallatin Canyon Sewer SOQ” to the Big Sky County Water & Sewer District office: Big Sky County Water & Sewer District ATTN: Scott Altman, GCCWSD President P.O. Box 160670 561 Little Coyote Rd Big Sky, MT 59716 This solicitation is being offered in accordance with federal and state requirements governing the procurement of professional services. The terms and scope of the contract will be negotiated between the District and the highest ranked prospective consultant. If the District and prospective consultant fail to reach a contractual agreement, the District reserves the right to negotiate a contract with any other finalist. The District also reserves the right to reject any, and all responses at its discretion. 

Meetings & Agendas

Meetings are held at the Big Sky County Water Sewer District (BSCWSD) Board Room &/or via Zoom
Location: 561 Little Coyote Rd, Big Sky, MT

Preview upcoming meeting agendas and past meeting minutes here.


Project Overview

The Gallatin Canyon County Water and Sewer District (GCCWSD) proposes nearly five miles of sewer collection main along Highway 191 and throughout the Canyon Area corridor. Wastewater would be collected and conveyed largely by gravity to a lift station, where it would be treated at the soon-to-be upgraded Membrane Bioreactor facility. Treated effluent would be conveyed by gravity back to the Canyon Area for disposal via groundwater infiltration or as irrigation reuse. The disposal and reuse main would extend along the entire corridor to facilitate disposal at several locations, while also serving as potential irrigation water for existing and future development. 

Details about the proposed project can be found in the Preliminary Engineering Report.

Canyon Study Area Map
Fundamental Needs
  • Infrastructure to support workforce housing that is currently extremely lacking.

  • Retiring septic systems that present notable human health risks and detrimental nutrient loading to the Gallatin River.

  • Addressing current disposal limitations and operational risks associated with lack of disposal redundancy.


Provide central sewer to the Gallatin Canyon corridor in order to protect the Gallatin River water quality and public health by reducing septic wastewater loading to the aquifer while facilitating higher density workforce housing and reducing resource intensive sprawl.

  • June 2019 – $12 Million BSRAD Funding

  • May 2020 – Feasibility Study

  • July 2020 – 1% for Infrastructure

  • Dec. 2020 – District formed

  • July 2021 – PER & ARPA Funding

  • Sept. 2021 – $2M ARPA Grant

  • Oct. 2021 – $750K ARPA Grant

  • Apr./May 2022 – ARPA, RRGL and MCEP grant applications and MCEP Environmental Assessment

  • 2022 to 2026 Outreach, phasing plans, permitting, design, and construction

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