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 25. PROJECT:Downer Neighborhood Water Supply
SPONSOR:Downer Neighborhood Improvement and Service District
LOCATION:Sheridan County
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level II 82 1998 II $75,000 2000

The Downer Neighborhood is an area on the northeast edge of Sheridan and served by the Soldier Creek Water Company from the City of Sheridan's system until the Downer Neighborhood Improvement and Service District was formed in 1998. There are 125 taps in the project which was built in 1948. Due to its age the system is needing substantial rehabilitation and improvement.

MSE-HKM was contracted with to do the Level II evaluation of the system and to prepare conceptual designs and cost estimates. The Level II analysis was completed during 1998 and recommendations were made regarding the improvements that are required to bring the system up to present system requirements. The total project cost is estimated to be $2,995,900.

The WWDC recommends that the project be advanced to Level III status in the Rehabilitation Program, with a 1999 appropriation of $1,085,100. The financing plan includes a 50% grant or $1,085,100, to fund the costs of the WWDC eligible components. The remaining 50%, or $1,085,100 and the ineligible components are to be funded by the district from other sources. The district is pursuing loan and grant funding through the USDA Rural Development, Rural Utility Service.

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