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West Yellowstone’s sewer plant overworked by tourists, stifling growth

West Yellowstone, currently hidden under multiple feet of snow in southern Montana on the border of Yellowstone National Park, is fueled by the millions of tourists who come from all over the world each year to visit the park. But while the heavy flow of tourism keeps the town afloat, it’s a double-edged sword. The small town’s wastewater treatment plant is often overworked and overloaded, an issue that has seeped into multiple corners of the town and added to its housing woes.