The City of Worland installed a new water line to the Boy's School two
years ago that passes very near to the sponsor's service area. At the
time that line was constructed, the city installed a tap to accommodate
the sponsor's future plans for a water system.
The sponsor has requested assistance to complete a rural water
system for their subdivision. A Level II study should was performed in
1998 which shows the project to be feasible, and monthly water bills
will be approximately $50/tap/month. The total project cost is estimated
at $165,000, with $102,000 of that amount eligible for WWDC participation
The sponsor has requested a 60/40 grant loan split, and 7.25% financing
for 30 years.
There are currently about 45 people living in the service area, with a
number of unoccupied lots. They predict there will be 20 taps on their
system initially, and are confident that additional requests will be
made for taps once the system moves forward. The sponsor currently
utilizes individual wells of marginal quality, and septic systems.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
The WWDC recommends that the project be incorporated in to the Washakie
Rural Water Supply Project, and advanced to Level III in the New
Development Program at Level II with an appropriation of $60,000 as
part of the appropriation for the Washakie Rural Water Supply project.