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 new development recommendation addressed the conversion of an
existing test well to production status and the construction of
monitoring wells at the LaPrele site. This work has been completed.
The 1996 recommendation will provide for the construction of two
production wells at the Spur site, a pipeline to connect the well field to the city
distribution system, and a new storage tank.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
The Commission recommends that the project be continued in the New
Development Program at Level III status and that the appropriation be
increased from $400,000 to $4,4000,000 or 4,000,000. The recommended
financing plan would remain a 67% grant and a 33% loan with an interest
rate of 4% and a term of 20 years.