The Glenrock water system serves a population of about 3,000 people.
There are 1042 active taps. Water rates are $9.00 for the first 3000
gallons, $1.00/1000 gallons thereafter and water bills average $28.00 per
The proposed Level II study was to 1) determine water supply needs,
2) inventory and assess the transfer of surface and groundwater rights
to best benefit the town in their pursuit of raw water irrigation system
development, 3) evaluate water quality and the condition of the wells,
4) evaluate the suitability of irrigating with groundwater from the Park
well, the South Recreation Complex well, the Deer Creek well, the AML well,
and Deer Creek surface water, 5) develop water supply options, 6) complete
preliminary designs and cost estimates for the water supply options, and
7) complete an economic study and ability to pay analysis, determine
permitting and environmental constraints.
Sunrise Engineering was contracted to perform the analysis. The Level II
study determined that the most economical solution to the Town of Glenrock's
water supply problems was to increase the potable water supply rather than
to try to establish a raw water system. The engineer recommended that a
Casper formation test well be drilled to attempt to locate an added
groundwater supply source.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
The WWDC recommends that the project be maintained in the New Development
Program at Level II and that the appropriation be increased from $75,000 to
$375,000 to facilitate drilling and testing a well in the Casper formation.