WEST GLACIER, Mont. -

Visitors to Logan Pass are encouraged to bring their own water or refillable water bottle this week while temporary water tanks are being installed.
 
The water system at Logan Pass will be shut down late Tuesday afternoon, July 22, at approximately 5 p.m.  It is anticipated that a temporary system will be operating by the weekend.  During this week, the park will provide a number of large water bottles in the Logan Pass Parking area for visitors to fill their personal water bottles.  Personal refillable water bottles are also available for purchase at the Logan Pass Visitor Center from the Glacier National Park Conservancy.
 
The public restroom facilities at Logan Pass will be operational.
 
The permanent water tank that provides drinking water to Logan Pass will be rehabilitated and coated this summer and fall.  During this time, two temporary tanks will be utilized to provide drinking water.  
 
Last week the temporary 5,000-gallon tanks were transported to Logan Pass via the Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then air lifted to a location approximately one-half mile northwest of the visitor center.   The project is anticipated to be completed this fall, and the temporary tanks will be removed at that time.  All work being conducted will be in compliance with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality and US Public Health Service.
 
The main water tank that provides drinking water to Logan Pass was installed in 1964.  The tank’s interior and exterior surfaces need to be sandblasted and coated.  The circular tank is approximately eight feet high and 17 feet in diameter, and has a 13,600-gallon capacity.   It is also located about one-half mile from the Logan Pass Visitor Center.

This release was sent out by the National Park Service.