The 1998 Level II project looked at combining the West Side Sewer & Water
District with several other well water users in the area west of Rock
Springs in a common water system. The water supply for the project will
be obtained from the City of Green River, Wyoming; City of Rock Springs,
Wyoming, Sweetwater County, State of Wyoming Joint Power Water Board
through a pipeline that is operated and maintained by the City of Rock
Springs. The water users in the area consist of a collection of homes,
trailer courts and businesses. The water users in this area currently
get their water from private wells and a 12 inch and a 6 inch water lines
which are connected to the old Rock Springs water system 20 inch line.
The old 20 inch Rock Springs water system line in the area was built
around 1929 and the district members state that it is in constant need
The 1998 Level II project looks at providing three new water system loops
in the area of west Rock Springs by replacing private wells and most of
the old water system. The new development portion of the project will
provide new transmission mains in the south and north areas of west Rock
Springs. The portion of the project funded from water development account
II will rehabilitate the old transmission main in the west area of west
The district was the original applicant for the Level II project. However,
because the system is owned by the Joint Powers Board and operated by Rock
Springs, the Joint Powers Board will be the sponsor for the Level III project.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
The WWDC recommends the New Development portion of the project be advanced
to Level III status in the New Development Program. This financing plan with
include a 1999 appropriation of $450,000 in the New Development Program with
a 60% grant for $270,000 and a 40% loan for $180,000 at 7.25% for 30 years.
The WWDC also recommends the rehabilitation portion of the project be advanced
to Level III status in the Rehabilitation Program. This financing plan
with include a 1999 appropriation of $625,000 with a 50% grant for $312,500
and a 50% loan for $312,500 at 7.25% for 30 years.