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 48. PROJECT:Lyman Springs Rehabilitation
LEVEL:New Application
SPONSOR:Town of Lyman
LOCATION:Uinta County

In 1990, the Bridger Valley Joint Powers Board requested assistance from the WWDC in determining the feasibility of expanding the Board's service area. The Joint Powers Board presently supplies water to the Towns of Mountain View and Lyman; the Blacks Fork, Lower Bench and Fort Bridger Water Districts; and 176 individual homes and businesses. Water users not in the service area have no potable or poor quality water in limited supplies. The Bridger Valley Joint Powers Board felt at that time they had sufficient water rights and water treatment plant capacity to serve additional users not included in the present service area.

In 1991, the WWDC completed a Level I study which evaluated the possibility of serving additional areas in the Bridger Valley. In 1992, a Level II study found that the Bridger Valley Joint Powers Board system is operating at its maximum capacity and will need a major upgrade to provide clean water to its current members in the very near future. The Lyman springs, which are a major component of the area water supply, also became a concern due to the possibility of EPA regulation. In 1994, the Level II study determined that there is a surface water connection problem with the Lyman Springs. The surface water connection problem prompted the Town of Lyman to seek funding to rehabilitate their spring system. The Wyoming Water Development Commission gave approval to the project as long as it is configured so it is compatible with a future regional Bridger Valley system.

The WWDC recommends that the project be progressed in the Rehabilitation Program to Level III status with an appropriation of $255,000. The recommended project terms are 50% grant and 50% loan at 4% for 20 years.

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