The Town of Torrington received financing from the 1998 Legislature to complete
a new municipal well field and bring the water into the town's distribution
system. It is anticipated that loan funds will be offset by financing from RUS.
The purpose of the project is to replace older high nitrate wells with new
wells located closer to the North Platte River, which are expected to be lower
in nitrates. This approach has been used successfully in other communities
in the region. Project components include wells, pumps, electrical service,
control and disinfection facilities, telemetry, booster pumps, pipe, and
The town has secured commitment for all of the project funding. The engineer
has been hired and design efforts are underway. The project schedule is
extensive with an optimistic completion date of July 1, 2000.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
No legislative action is recommended.