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 45. PROJECT:Lance Creek Water
SPONSOR:Lance Creek Utilities, Inc.
LOCATION:Niobrara County
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level I 8 1995 I $40,000 1996

The water supply system for the community of Lance Creek was constructed by an oil company in 1946. There are 11 miles of lines providing water for agricultural, industrial, commercial and domestic uses through a total of 25 taps. The two wells are 50 years old and the pumps have failed. There are leaks in the transmission lines and distribution system. The system is currently operated as a private utility. The Level I study identified the service area and estimated demands. The study also considered alternative water supply sources, evaluated the existing system, prioritized recommended improvements and developed preliminary cost estimates. In 1996, the Commission recommended that the project be placed on Level II-Hold status until the community could form a district and resolve local differences in project priorities. The community has successfully formed a water district and is seeking WWDC assistance to place the two supply wells back on line and install disinfection devices to protect water quality. The district plans to make repairs to the transmission and distribution system with local funds as the need arises.

The Commission recommends that this project be advanced to Level III construction status in the Rehabilitation Program with a budget of $115,000; A loan for 50% for 20 years at 4%, and a grant for the remaining 50%.

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