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 53. PROJECT:Lance Creek Water
SPONSOR:Lance Creek Water and Sewer District
LOCATION:Niobrara County
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level I 8 1995 I $40,000   1996
Level III 45 1997 II $115,000* 2000
*50% grant, 50% loan (4%, 20 years)

The water supply system for the community of Lance Creek was constructed by an oil company in 1946. There are 11 miles of lines providing water for agricultural, industrial, commercial and domestic uses through a total of 25 taps. The two wells are 50 years old and the pumps have failed. There are leaks in the transmission lines and distribution system. The system is currently operated as a private utility. The Level I study identified the service area and estimated demands. The study also considered alternative water supply sources, evaluated the existing system, prioritized recommended improvements and developed preliminary cost estimates. In 1996, the Commission recommended that the project be placed on Level II-Hold status until the community could form a district and resolve local differences in project priorities. The community has successfully formed a water district and is seeking WWDC assistance to place the two supply wells back on line and install disinfection devices to protect water quality. The district plans to make repairs to the transmission and distribution system with local funds as the need arises. The 1997 Level III appropriation is to finance backflow prevention devices on service lines, rehabilitate well pumps and controls, and provide disinfection equipment.

After the Level III appropriation was passed, RUS agreed to finance further improvements to the district, such as sliplining or replacing transmission lines, rehabilitating or replacing storage facilities, and related improvements as needed. RUS will finance the bulk of improvements and WWDC has been requested to provide an additional $212,900 in grant funds to complete the financing package. The district has passed an election allowing it to incur the necessary debt for the entire project. Construction is anticipated to begin and be completed in 1998.

The Commission recommends a grant of $212,900 in Level III funding to finance up to 42% of the remaining project components. Top priorities are replacement of leaking sections of the transmission pipeline, potential rehabilitation or replacement of storage facilities, potential replacement of one or more water supply wells, and appurtenant improvements as needed to make the project function as intended.

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