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 61. PROJECT:Laramie West Storage
SPONSOR:City of Laramie
LOCATION:Albany County
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level II 82 1999 I $40,000 2000

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.

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.

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