Do not carve a road in Missoula's Waterworks Hill to build a cell tower!
  • Petitioned Verizon Wireless - Montana:

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Verizon Wireless - Montana:

Do not carve a road in Missoula's Waterworks Hill to build a cell tower!

    1. Brian Elling
    2. Petition by

      Brian Elling

      Missoula, MT

Verizon has submitted a preliminary plan to build a road and cell tower on Waterworks Hill in the West Rattlesnake. Their draft plan includes a road wide enough to support a subdivision on the hillside, which is surrounded by open space. The road is not necessary to maintain the tower, which could legitimately address very poor cellular coverage in some of the Rattlesnake Valley. The parcel slated for the construction is not part of the City of Missoula and the county zoning ordinance offers no protection to the neighbors below this intrusive project and the thousands of Missoulians who have invested in preserving the open spaces in the North Hills. See the plans submitted at and be sure to tell Verizon if you are a customer when signing on.

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    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Forest Harmon MISSOULA, MT
      • almost 2 years ago

      Defaces area which i look at every day and often recreate in.

    • Scott Samuels MISSOULA, MT
      • about 2 years ago

      We lack cell reception in the upper Rattlesnake, but Waterworks Hill is much more important than that: please do not build the road.

    • Julie Parker MISSOULA, MT
      • over 2 years ago

      I am a Verizon customer but the intrusive road seems to be a big environmental price to pay for better phone reception.

    • Steve Karkanen MISSOULA, MT
      • over 2 years ago

      I grew up in this area and spent countless time on Waterworks Hill. All you need to do is look at the viewscape pictured here and realize a road and tower carved into it will be a big F*** you to the valley residents. Seems there are better alternatives like a simple dirt two-track from the south to the tower. I am a Verizon customer.

    • Sharon Stephens MISSOULA, MT
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing because there is an existing way to get there. I do not want a subdivision on the hill.


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