The Public Works Department maintains major infrastructure of the Town.
Prior to the passage of the Resort Tax in 1986, the Town had no central
water, an aged sewer system, and the only paved streets in Town were
the state highways that intersected in the middle of Town. The Town has
used resort tax funds to make drastic improvements to the infrastructure.
The Town now has a gravity–fed water system that comes directly
out of Whiskey Springs on the South Plateau. Residents of West Yellowstone
often boast about how wonderful the water is here. The Town has conducted
major sewer renovations over the past fifteen years in order to keep
up with the impacts of tourism on the Town. All the streets were paved
and are diligently maintained. Potholes are virtually non–existent.
West Yellowstone is composed of three subdivisions. The Madison Addition
is a residential subdivision annexed in 1984 and Grizzly Park is a commercial
subdivision annexed in 1988. Between the Madison Addition and Grizzly
Park is the original Township, commonly referred to as “Old Town.” In
the center of each block of Old Town is an interior park. These parks
are public property and their primary use is snow storage. West Yellowstone
receives an abundant snow fall and often the biggest problem facing the
Town is where to put the snow! The Public Works Department starts clearing
the streets at 4:00 AM most weekdays of the winter.
Town of West Yellowstone
Public Works Department
311 Yellowstone Avenue
P.O. Box 1570
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Phone: (406) 646-9074
Fax: (406) 646-7104