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 74. PROJECT:Newcastle Water Supply (Salt Creek Water Supply)
SPONSOR:Town of Newcastle, Salt Creek and West End Water Districts
LOCATION:Weston County
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level I 15 1996 I $100,000 1998
Level II 46 1997 I $500,000 1998
Level II 82 1998 I $140,000 2000

Originally funded as a water supply study for the Salt Creek Water District, this project has evolved into a regional master plan study of the Newcastle area. The expanded study area will include a population of over 4,000 served by 1750 taps. In 1996, the Level I study identified other water supply problems in the Newcastle area. The Town of Newcastle needs additional water supply, and the West End Water District operates without any storage facility, as does the Salt Creek District. WWDC has combined the needs of these three entities in a cooperative effort, and performed the current Level II feasibility study.

The Madison test well constructed as part of this study is not able to meet the requirements of the region. It is proposed herein that additional funding be authorized to perform additional exploration efforts. Upon securing a suitable groundwater supply, further system modeling will be performed to determine the most efficient use of the region's water supplies, and the facilities necessary to accommodate the three entities. The Cambria District will also be included in this Level II regional master plan study.

The WWDC recommends the project to be continued at Level II in the New Development Program with an increase in appropriation of $420,000.

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