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 17. PROJECT:Chugwater Water Supply
LEVEL:New Application
SPONSOR:Town of Chugwater
LOCATION:Platte County
PROGRAM:New Development

The 1990 census shows Chugwater has a population of 192. They reportedly have 108 taps in town. Recently, a motel, restaurant, Wyoming Transportation Department rest stop, and a convenience store have been constructed near the I-25 interchange southwest of town. The Town of Chugwater operates three wells less than 200' deep located in the middle of town. The wells have been recently rehabilitated and are apparently producing a water supply of good quality that exceeds the current needs of the town. The well depths are 100 - 150 feet deep but are surrounded by residential lots and are adjacent to the town's maintenance shop, which are possible sources of contamination. The town's water supply reservoir was constructed in 1939 and is deteriorating. It is probably inadequate to store sufficient water to meet present fire flow demands. The town has requested a Level I study to determine the condition and capacity of the wells, transmission mains, and storage tank. The town needs additional information on their water system to plan for future modifications, and to determine their ability to provide water to rural areas.

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

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