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 66. PROJECT:Pine Bluffs Master Plan
SPONSOR:Town of Pine Bluffs
LOCATION:Laramie County
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level   10 1994 I $75,000 1996
Level II 8 1995 II $150,000 1996
Level III 59 1996 II $155,000 1999
*50% grant, 50% loan (4%,20 years)

The Town of Pine Bluff's water supply system consists of six wells, and a conveyance, storage, and distribution system. They are having difficulty with low pressure in some parts of their distribution system, and they are concerned with its age. The Town of Pine Bluffs has a population of 1054, and serves 510 taps. They are presently able to meet existing demands, however, anticipated growth may exceed present supplies.

In 1994, a Level I study was completed to inventory the existing water supply system, define needed improvements, and provide preliminary designs and cost estimates for those improvements. As a result of this study, the town requested advancement to Level II in order to perform well efficiency studies.

The Level II study was completed in 1995, and identifies several areas in need of repair/modification: replacement of well #5, its pumphouse, pump, telemetry, etc. ($75,141); rehabilitation of well #4, its pumphouse, pump, telemetry, etc. ($60,973); a transmission line from the wells directly to storage ($650,969); a chlorination system ($31,625); and distribution system improvements ($412,390). The latter two components are not eligible for WWDC funding. The eligible components of the project total $865,000.

The town has requested WWDC proceed with a funding request for the first two items (replacement of well #5 and rehabilitation of well #4). They plan to approach the WWDC in the future for assistance on the remainder of the eligible items identified in the Level II report.

The 1996 Legislature approved funding for the rehabilitation of the wells as requested. The town has executed the legal documents and is in the process of hiring an engineer.

No legislative action is required.

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