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    3. PROJECT:American Road Water Supply
LEVEL:New Application
SPONSOR:American Road Water and Sewer District
LOCATION:Campbell County
PROGRAM:New Development

American Road Water and Sewer District is located north of Interstate 90 about four miles east of Gillette. The District serves a population of 260 people through 63 taps in three small subdivisions. Average water rates are reported to be $50 per month, in excess of the state average of $26.62. The Gillette Area Master Plan identifies American Road as a remote system which should continue to be independent of the Regional System. The District has five shallow (300' to 500') wells into the Wasatch Formation. The wells produce inadequate amounts (total of 80 gpm) of poor quality water. All usage is metered, but no portion of water receipts are allocated to a sinking fund. However, the system does have a reserve fund available, and a loan from the Farm Loan Board for construction of a 100,000 gallon storage tank and control building. This project was completed in 1991, and the entire system is in excellent shape. The requested project is for the construction of a new well into the Fort Union Formation. The target yield is 100 gpm. If the well is successful, the water will be blended with existing well water to improve quality. Existing wells will be taken off line as pumps fail or other problems arise. The district appears to be well operated. The project is consistent with the criteria for new development projects.

The WWDC recommends the project be incorporated into the New Development Program at Level III construction status with an appropriation of $250,000: a 40% loan for $100,000 at 7.25% for 30 years and a 60% grant for $150,000.

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