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 05. PROJECT:Blackwillow Water Supply
SPONSOR:Blackwillow Subdivision
LOCATION:Hot Springs County
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level I 8 1995 I $25,000   1996
Level II 15 1996 I Hold* 1998
Level II 82 1998 I Hold* 2000
*A block appropriation of $15,000 was made for all hold projects.

Blackwillow Subdivision is located northeast of Thermopolis. There are 16 existing homes in the subdivision and surrounding area, all are on individual wells. The wells produce small quantities of poor quality water. Some residents have individual water treatment systems or haul water. In 1994, the sponsor requested assistance from the WWDC to complete a Level I study to determine their options for securing a good quality water supply.

The Level I study was completed by BRS Inc. in 1995. The Level I study delineated a possible service area, defined water supply alternatives, and recommended a preferred alternative. Preliminary designs and cost estimates were developed for the preferred alternative. The study determined that there are other lands suitable for development in the area with similar problems and the cost to the existing 16 homeowners would exceed $125.00 per month unless additional users could be brought into a district. The subdivision has elected not to pursue further study at this time pending formation of a water district.

The Commission recommends that the project be retained on Level II-Hold status.

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