Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 | 5:42 p.m.
Comments may be submitted by mail to Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Compliance Office, 601 Nevada Way, Boulder City, NV 89005 or online by March 2.
Two new water treatment plants are proposed for both Cottonwood Cove and Temple Bar to comply with new EPA standards for arsenic in drinking water supplied to those areas.
“They are now out of compliance with the new rules,” Lake Mead National Recreation Area spokesman Andrew Muñoz said.
The National Park Service is seeking public comment on the proposed construction and will be preparing an environmental assessment. So far, Muñoz said, officials don’t know the exact site of the new plants or whether they will be built where the current plants are located.
Although officials have not yet set a date for construction, Muñoz said an environmental assessment should be completed by the end of the year.