The WWDC completed a Level I study in 1994 which identified a well site
and developed cost estimates which yield monthly rates acceptable to
district members. The water district requested that WWDC proceed to
Level II to construct a Madison test well and develop conceptual level
plans for storage and transmission components.
A Level II study was completed in 1995 wherein a good groundwater supply
was located. During the Level II process, the project service area was
reduced to only the immediate Aladdin area, which includes fourteen (14)
taps. Conceptual level designs and cost estimates were completed for
the downsized system. The total Level III project cost was estimated at
$336,329, which includes the Level II well costs ($85,641), the
transmission system ($230,778), and the distribution and chlorination
systems ($19,910). The distribution and chlorination systems are not
eligible for WWDC participation. Presently, the district is investigating
The 1996 Legislature placed a restriction on the project that requires
there has to be 25 active domestic taps before the well can be activated.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
The WWDC recommends that the project remain on Level II-Hold status.