The community of Carpenter has a population of approximately 108 people.
Presently, the community is served by individual wells, many of which
are contaminated by a leaking gas tank and surrounding septic systems.
In 1995, the community formed the Carpenter Water and Sewer District so
it could address its existing water supply problems.
WWDC staff prepared a Level I study in 1995 that recommends construction
of two wells, an elevated storage tank, transmission and distribution
lines, and appurtenances. Total construction costs range from $728,000
to $1,200,000, depending on fire flow considerations. The total amount
eligible for WWDC assistance at Level III is $539,000 to $960,000.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
The WWDC recommends the project be incorporated into the New Development
Program at Level II status with an appropriation of $100,000.