The sponsor utilizes 12 wells, a surface intake from the LeClair Canal
and a 4 MGD water treatment plant to meet the needs of its residents.
The treatment plant is used to meet peak summer demands, and operates
from May through September. During peak demand days this plant operates
at 80% of its rated capacity.
The sponsor has indicated there are 1500-3000 people living on the
periphery of Riverton, and at least 15 community water systems in and
around the city. They have seen consistent growth in the city and
expect this trend to continue. Further, they expect this growth to
include an outward movement of their boundaries that may take in some or
all of the outlying community water systems. These factors will require
the sponsor's water system to expand.
The sponsor believes it will be the primary water supplier in this area,
and desires to conduct this study to assist them in planning for their
future. Some of the items they would like to examine are: planning area
boundaries, facilities inventory, growth projections, projected water
supply needs, development of alternatives to meet these needs, and cost
estimates for these alternatives.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
The WWDC recommends the project be incorporated into the New Development
program at Level I, with an appropriation of $150,000.