The Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities (CBPU) serves 61,890 people and
17,571 taps. In 1992, the CBPU requested funding for several projects.
The WWDC suggested the CBPU complete a master plan to prioritize future
improvements. The city's existing master plan had become dated and did
not address the latest EPA requirements.
In 1993, the Wyoming Legislature approved funding to update the Cheyenne
Water Supply Master Plan. In 1994 the master plan was completed and
provides an inventory of the existing supply, treatment, and
distribution systems. The plan identified needed improvements,
suggested priorities, estimated costs, and serves as a planning tool
for the city. Approximately $62,000,000 in needed capital improvements
were identified. The identified improvements include an extensive
upgrade to the CBPU Sherard Water Treatment Plant and several
transmission system improvements. These improvements were prioritized
and recommended for completion by the year 2007. Additional Level II
analysis was recommended to refine designs and cost estimates.
In 1995, a Level II study was initiated to prepare conceptual designs
and cost estimates for 1) a raw water system to irrigate parks and
golf courses, 2) piping and improvements to the raw water lines feeding
the water treatment plant, 3) a new water transmission main to the east
side of Cheyenne, 4) corrosion analysis, and 5) improvements to the
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System. This work will be
completed in mid 1996.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
No legislative action is needed on this project.