There are 77 taps currently serving 195 residents and 279 children
enrolled in the school. The town is served by a shallow, alluvial well.
The well is 35 feet deep and there is about 23 feet of saturated
thickness of the alluvium. The water level rises in the summer months.
The well is surrounded by a feedlot, buildings, old cars, and farm land
which are possible sources of contamination.
The residents of Burlington have a relatively new water system and pay
an average of $27.00 per month for water service. Assuming a water bill
of $50.00 per month and a loan with 4% interest for 30 years, the 77
taps in the proposed service area could retire a loan of $367,000
dollars. If the study shows there is interest from other users in the
Burlington area, this ability to pay will increase.
The proposed Level II study will evaluate the water supply alternatives
for Burlington. Preliminary designs and cost estimates will be
developed for the preferred alternative.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
The WWDC recommends that the project be incorporated into the New
Development Program at Level II status with an appropriation of $75,000.