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 12. PROJECT:Burlington Water Supply
LEVEL:New Application
SPONSOR:Town of Burlington
LOCATION:Big Horn County
PROGRAM:New Development

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.

The WWDC recommends that the project be incorporated into the New Development Program at Level II status with an appropriation of $75,000.

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