(FERGUS COUNTY, Mont.) – The James Kipp Recreation Area water system is back on in time for hunting season. Kipp features a campground, boat ramp and day use area for the American public to enjoy.

 The potable water system at Kipp was replaced with a complete new potable water system. The new water system has approximately one mile of new pipe, control valves and free hydrants.

The existing well pump, well house, chlorination injection system and Fish Cleaning Station building were incorporated into the new system. A new buried contact tank for chlorinated water was installed. A chlorine analyzer was added to the system at the Fish Cleaning Station near the end of the water line. Some minor electrical work and additions to the existing drain field at the Fish Cleaning Station were also completed.

“Ensuring Americans have access to their public lands is important to the BLM,” explained Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument Manager Josh Chase. “Our crews worked hard to ensure repairs were done in time for the public to enjoy all Kipp has to offer during hunting season.”

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James Kipp Recreation Area, Fergus County, Montana (Photo Jonathan Moor) https://flic.kr/p/JKopyn

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