The Laramie Airport Joint Powers Board has received a tax based funding
package to provide additional water service to the airport from the City
of Laramie. This will include a transmission line and storage among other
water system needs for the airport.
The 1998 Level II project examined a joint construction project with the
City of Laramie and the airport in this construction project to provide
additional service to the airport and to the West Laramie area at the same
time. Laramie would like to provide additional funding to the airport
project to enlarge the new storage facility, increase the new transmission
line size and construct a loop in the existing water system to provide
improved service to the expanding west Laramie area. Laramie is currently
experiencing low pressure service to the Seven Mile area west of Laramie at
the present time. The Nine Mile area would also like to receive water from
the Laramie system which would require additional water quantity and pressure
from the system.
Standby generators were also examined in the Level II study. When other
alternatives are available, standby power supplies should be funded by other
non WWDC funding sources. Most short term water supply needs can be handled
by storage which is WWDC eligible. Therefore, this recommendation does not
include $90,000 for standby generators.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
The WWDC recommends the project be advanced to Level III status in the New
Development Program with a 1999 appropriation of $2,950,000. The financing
plan includes a 60% grant for $1,770,000 and a 40% loan for $1,180,000 at
7.25% for 20 years.