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 57. PROJECT:Laramie Transmission Pipeline and Pioneer Canal Diversion
LEVEL:New Application
SPONSOR:City of Laramie
LOCATION:Albany County

During the 1996-1997 Level III rehabilitation program it was discovered that the severity of the corrosion 36" diameter transmission pipeline was not as extensive as was anticipated, therefore, this pipeline will not need to be replaced. However, the corrosion of the 24" transmission pipeline was discovered to be worse than what was documented in the 1995 Level II study, and thus, this pipeline will now need to be replaced.

The second component of this project is to rehabilitate the Laramie River Pioneer Canal Diversion structure to accommodate winter flows. Recent growth and population projects require the city to operate its water treatment plant on a year round basis. Presently winter flows to the treatment plant are measured by installing a temporary flume which is plagued by icing conditions. This project will provide a permanent solution to diverting and measuring the flows which will improve the winter time operation.

The WWDC recommends that the project be introduced as a Level III rehabilitation project. The recommended appropriation is $4,945,000 consisting of a 50% grant and a 50% loan with the loan being 7.25% for 20 years.

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