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 97. PROJECT:Sinclair Master Plan
SPONSOR:Town of Sinclair
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level I 10 1994 I $250,000   1996
Level II 15 1996 I Hold* 1998
*A block appropriation of $15,000 was made for all hold projects.

The Town of Sinclair is an incorporated municipality with a population of 500. The water treatment and distribution system for the Town of Sinclair is operated by the Sinclair Refinery. The town has identified several deficiencies in their supply and distribution system. The existing 75,000 gallon tank was constructed in 1924 and is badly corroded. In 1993, the town requested funding for a water supply master plan to assess present/future needs and to evaluate the entire water system that was constructed seven decades ago. The Level I master plan has been completed. The project was delayed pending resolution of institutional issues between the Town of Sinclair, the Sinclair Refinery, and the City of Rawlins that has never been fully resolved. At a minimum, a new water storage facility with appurtenant piping and equipment is needed for Sinclair. The Sinclair Refinery may finance a significant portion of the needed improvements.

In November 1997, the residents of Carbon County passed a capital facilities tax. As a result, the Town of Sinclair has over $300,000.00 to use for water system improvements. They are interested in completing a level II study in 1999.

The WWDC recommends that the project be retained at Level II-Hold status.

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