The Greys River Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest has decommissioned Big Dad Springs and Wray Spring due to “failing water quality tests.”
According to information provided by the Forest Service, test results included a “high content of the E.coli bacteria.”
“These are antiquated systems that are not suitable for potable water,” said Richard Raione, Greys River District Ranger.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, Escherichia coli (E.coli) are “a large and diverse group of bacteria.” Although most strains of E.coli are harmless, others can cause diarrhea, urinary tract infections, respiratory illness, pneumonia, and/or other illnesses.
For more information on the decommissioned springs, contact the Greys River Ranger District at 886-5300.