There are 34 existing homes and cabins in the Northwest Ryan Park Water
and Sewer District. They currently obtain their water from springs and
shallow wells, but these supplies have very low yields and are often of
The Level I study conducted in 1991 tentatively defined the service
area, developed population projections, and developed water supply
alternatives. The study showed a good potential for groundwater
development and recommended a groundwater exploration program.
Subsequently, the sponsor formed a water and sewer district and Level II
funding was received from the 1992 Legislature.
In 1993, several exploratory wells were drilled, and a promising well
site was located, however a testing program was needed to accurately
assess the potential of the aquifer. In 1994, two production wells were
constructed and tested, and conceptual designs and cost estimates were
prepared. The total project budget is $1,000,000. Presently, the
district is seeking funds for 33% of the project budget.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
No legislative action is required on this project.