The 1990 census shows Meeteetse has a population of 386. They
reportedly have 240 taps in town, there are 32 existing taps in the
rural areas they could serve, and there is a proposed new development
southeast of town.
A Level I report was completed in 1995. The report determined that
areas around Meeteetse are developing. These areas are served by
individual wells with poor groundwater quality. The residents of the
rural areas have not formed a district and the report indicated that the
monthly cost of city water would be in excess of $100. This projected
cost has led many rural residents to voice their opposition to the
project. In addition, the Level I report identified several
improvements to the town's water treatment system. The project sponsor
has requested a Level II study to determine the feasibility of 1)
relocating the intake to the treatment plant, 2) relocating the
treatment plant, 3) improving the existing treatment plant and 4)
protecting the existing intake and treatment plant from bank erosion.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
The WWDC recommends that the project be advanced in the New Development
Program to Level II status with an appropriation of $100,000.