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 21. PROJECT:Cokeville Water Supply
SPONSOR:Town of Cokeville
LOCATION:Lincoln County
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level III 28 1994 I $629,000* 1997
*67% grant, 18% loan (4%, 20 years), 15% from other sources

In 1990, the Town of Cokeville requested assistance in evaluating additional water supplies. During dry years, the town has experienced water supply shortages with their present spring sources. In the Level I evaluation, leaks were found in the distribution system and pumping station. After repair of these leaks in 1991 the town had sufficient water. However, the Level I study recommended replacing the spring sources with wells to insure compliance with EPA requirements, increasing the present storage by 250,000 gallons, and upgrading the pumping station.

During the Level II study, three exploratory well sites were drilled to determine the feasibility of developing a secure groundwater supply for the town. The most promising location was tested and determined to be capable of providing adequate quantities of good quality water. The transmission pipelines have been evaluated. It was determined that the older line was leaking badly and not necessary to the operation of the system, therefore, it was permanently removed from service.

In 1994, the town secured the remainder of the necessary funding through a HUD grant. The sponsor executed the necessary legal documents and selected an engineer. Two new wells were drilled and developed in 1995. Plans and specifications for the remainder of the project were completed. Due to right-of-way problems, construction of the transmission pipeline from the well to town was delayed. The construction of the facilities will be completed in 1997.

No additional legislation is required on this project.

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