The West Side Sewer & Water District would like to join several other
well water users in the area west of Rock Springs in a common water
system loop off the Rock Springs water system. The water users in the
area consist of a collection of homes, trailer courts and businesses at
the present time. The water users in this area currently get their
water from private wells and a 12 inch to 6 inch tap line off of the old
Rock Springs water system 20 inch line. The old 12 tap line is leaking
and is in constant need of repair.
A new Rock Springs water system loop in this area would replace the
private wells and some if not all of the old water system, providing a
safe reliable source of water to the existing and expanding population
in this area of Sweetwater County west of Rock Springs.
The district is the original applicant for this project. Both the city
of Rock Springs and the RSGRJPB will be involved in this project. The
City of Rock Springs and the RSGRJPB will need to assume some of the
ownership and operation of the new system.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
The WWDC recommends that the project be incorporated into the New
Development Program at Level II status with an appropriation of $30,000.