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 70. PROJECT:Salt Creek Water Supply
LEVEL:New Application
SPONSOR:Salt Creek Water District
LOCATION:Weston County
PROGRAM:New Development

The Salt Creek Water District has a population is 510, with 172 taps in the community. Water use is domestic, commercial and stock. The district now purchases water from a private artesian Madison well. The district is served by a transit pipeline with numerous leaks. The well source is inadequate during periods of heavy usage. Watering restrictions are required, and the supply can be interrupted at the discretion of the well owner. Since the source is privately owned, the district is concerned about rate increases and restrictive contracts. The system currently has only one source and no storage tank. The private well could serve as a backup source if a new well were developed. There is also the potential to extend the water system to serve an additional 20 users in the Lookout Mountain subdivision. Several other entities, including a feedlot, stock water taps and ranch houses are served through the Salt Creek lines. This additional use may be the equivalent of 50-60 taps.

The recommended appropriation will be used to examine alternative water supply sources (including a Madison well), determine a feasible service area, evaluate the condition and operation of the existing system, prioritize recommended improvements, and develop conceptual plans and cost estimates.

The Commission recommends that the project be incorporated into the New Development Program at Level I status with a budget of $100,000.

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