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 42. PROJECT:Laramie Master Plan
SPONSOR:City of Laramie
LOCATION:Albany County
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level I 10 1994 I $200,000 1996
Level II 8 1995 I $250,000 1996

Laramie has approximately 27,000 residents and more than 7,000 taps. The City of Laramie obtains water from two sources, the Laramie River and the Casper Aquifer. The first phase of a Level I master plan was completed for the City of Laramie as a component of the Upper Laramie River Planning Study appropriation. The Upper Laramie River Storage Study reviewed several options for additional surface water development. The 1994 phase of the Level I study reviewed several options for additional groundwater development, and successfully completed a producing test well in the Spur Monocline. The Level II Report for Brees Field evaluated the feasibility of providing City of Laramie water to the airport for expanded fire protection and domestic use. Additional funds to complete the master plan were requested and approved in 1994.

The 1994 Master Plan study evaluated various options for expanding Laramie's water supply, storage, treatment, transmission and distribution system to meet expanding demands. The study recommended a long-term schedule for improving both the surface and groundwater supply systems. Recommendations for Level III construction funding were made from both the New Development and Rehabilitation accounts. The 1995 Level II study evaluated the condition of the two 20-mile pipelines from Laramie's water treatment plant and the 36" line from Sodergren Reservoir to the Treatment Plant. These pipelines are essential components of the city's surface water supply system. The 1995 Level II study also included a corrosion prevention analysis, a winter flow test of the Pioneer Canal, a rate study, and a systems operation analysis.

No legislative action is required on this master plan. However, the recommendation for the Laramie Rehabilitation and Water Supply Projects are based on the results of the study.

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