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1999 LEGISLATIVE REPORT
| 01. ||PROJECT:||Afton Periodic Spring Rehab|
|SPONSOR:||Town of Afton|
Residents of the Town of Afton utilize the Periodic Spring as their
primary water supply, and a 1100 foot well as a supplemental supply.
The spring is able to meet their needs for most of the year, but as it
off in late winter the well must be used to satisfy their demands.
The town has 2.6M gallons of storage, and has a chlorinator in place.
Their main storage tank and most of their pipelines were replaced in
in 1992 as part of a WWDC project. This Level II request is to analyze
the remaining section of old pipeline in an effort to determine how
best to design its replacement.
The Periodic Spring is located approximately 500 feet horizontally from
the town's main transmission pipeline, and 200 feet above it in the
south wall of Swift Creek Canyon. The section of pipeline to be studied
herein extends from the main canyon floor up to the spring. This steep
draw is filled with coarse talus, and rockfalls are common. A portion
of the pipeline is exposed creating the potential for interruption
of service caused by falling rock. The area receives considerable
snowfall, making wintertime maintenance difficult. This study will
analyze alternative methods of replacing this pipeline, and will look
at the potential to capture additional water from the spring during
the late winter months.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
The WWDC recommends the project be incorporated in the Rehabilitation
Program at Level II with an appropriation of $75,000.