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 41. PROJECT:Hartville Water Supply
SPONSOR:Town of Hartville
LOCATION:Platte County
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level I 8 1995 I $75,000 1996
Level II 15 1996 II $150,000 1998

In 1994, Guernsey and Hartville submitted applications requesting assistance in evaluating the water supply, treatment, storage, transmission and distribution systems. Since the two municipalities are in proximity and take water from the same source (shallow wells along the North Platte River), the Commission conducted a joint Level I Master Plan study during 1995 to determine the feasibility of a regional approach to solving the area's water supply problems. The study determined that a combined system was not feasible. Two separate project reports were submitted, with separate recommendations for each community. In the case of Hartville, there is sound geohydrologic information indicating that the aquifer in the immediate area is rapidly recovering to previous levels because the Sunrise Mine terminated operations and stopped dewatering. This creates the potential to develop a source of supply inside the town limits and eliminate the vulnerable five-mile pipeline from existing wells near the North Platte River. In 1996, the Commission recommended that the project be incorporated into the New Development Program at Level II status with a budget of $150,000. A successful test well was developed producing adequate yield to meet the community's peak demands when produced in conjunction with an existing well with the town limits. WWDC anticipates an application for Level III funding from the 1998 Legislative session.

No legislative action is required on this project.

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