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105.PROJECT:Torrington Master Plan
SPONSOR:Town of Torrington
LOCATION:Goshen County
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level I 8 1995 I $100,000 1996
Level I 15 1996 I $150,000 1998

Torrington has 5,750 people and supplies 2300 taps. The WWDC and Torrington have completed an extensive water quality testing program to determine the extent of nitrate contamination to the town's wells, and the town continues to monitor nitrate levels in over 20 monitoring wells. The master plan developed in 1995 expanded on the existing information concerning nitrate levels and evaluated Torrington's existing supply, storage, transmission, and distribution systems. The study also examined the potential to expand Torrington's service area to include surrounding subdivisions. The 1995 work identified additional areas of concern, including the condition and remaining life of two existing wells, the need for testing at the recommended site of a new well field, a leak detection survey, a system model, and a supply source analysis for the East Highway area. During the 1996 work season, an extensive testing program was conducted near the Torrington golf course as the potential site for a new well field. In 1997, work continued on a system model for the area, and a leak detection program and fire flow testing were completed. East Highway area opted to be dropped from the study. The town had decided to pursue the development of a new well field in an area near the golf course. The analysis conducted during the Level I Master Plan study identified this area as the most likely source of groundwater with an acceptable level of nitrites. The proposed construction project will consist of production and observation wells, pump stations, pipelines, and appurtenances.

The Commission recommends that this project be advanced to Level III construction status in the New Development Program with an appropriation of $4,500,000: a 40% loan of $1,800,000 at 7.25% for 30 years, and a 60% grant of $2,700,000. Torrington is currently negotiating with the Rural Utility Service, and may borrow the loan portion from that agency.

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