New Water Treatment Facilities at Cottonwood Cove and Temple Bar
The National Park Service has completed an environmental assessment for the construction of two new water treatment facilities at its Cottonwood Cove and Temple Bar developed areas within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
A Finding of No Signifcant Impact was signed on July 24, 2009. The selected action was the preferred alternative in the EA and includes the construction of new buildings at each location with laboratory and office space, vehicle parking, utility hookups and access roads. These new facilities are needed to treat groundwater for arsenic content in order to comply with new stricter Environmental Protection Agency regulations.