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 61. PROJECT:Newcastle Water Supply (Salt Creek Water Supply)
SPONSOR:Town of Newcastle, Salt Creek and West End Water Districts
LOCATION:Weston County
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level I 15 1996 I $100,000 1998

Originally funded as a water supply study for the Salt Creek Water District, this project has led to a recommendation for a Regional Master Plan Study of the Newcastle area. The expanded study area will include a population of over 4,000 served by 1750 taps. In 1996, the Level I study identified other water supply problems in the Newcastle area. The Town of Newcastle needs additional water supply, and the West End water district operates without any storage facility, as does the Salt Creek district. WWDC was successful in obtaining commitments from these three entities for a cooperative effort wherein a new Madison well drilled in the Salt Creek District and the existing Madison well in the West End district will be used as backup supplies for the Town of Newcastle. In return, the town's excess storage capacity will be used to support the two districts. This will require (in 1997) the construction of a Madison test well in Salt Creek to tie the three systems together. The Cambria district will also be included in the Level II regionalization study.

The Commission recommends that the project be advanced to Level II status in the New Development Program with a budget of $500,000.

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