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 83. PROJECT:Pinedale Master Plan
SPONSOR:Town of Pinedale
LOCATION:Sublette County
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level I 10 1994 I $125,000   1996
Level III 59 1996 I $3,550,000* 1999
*67% grant, 33% loan (4%, 30 years)

A Level II report was completed in 1993 for the Town of Pinedale. The town is under an EPA order to filter its water system and/or complete a watershed control plan. In 1994, the town's Watershed Control Plan was accepted by the EPA. The town obtains water directly from Fremont Lake and does not filter the raw water.

In 1993, the town requested funding for a Level I water supply master plan to assess present/future needs and to evaluate the entire water system. The Level I study was completed in 1995 and refined the work outlined in the Level II study. The master plan provides a complete evaluation of their existing water supply and distribution system and identifies those areas outside the present service area that may be served by an expansion of the water system based on projected growth. The completed Level I report recommended that the Town of Pinedale construct a new pipeline from Fremont Lake to town, add additional chlorination facilities to meet chlorine detention time requirements, and provide redundant chlorination. The cost for those items is estimated to be $3,550,000.

In 1998 a complaint for summary judgement was filed with the State District Court in Sublette County by local residents concerning the WWDC loan ($1,171,500). The complaint alleged that the Town of Pinedale is without authority under the Wyoming Constitution and statutes to enter into such indebtedness without a local election. A decision was rendered by the District Court in favor of the Town of Pinedale which denied the local residents motion for a summary judgement. This decision is currently under appeal to the Wyoming State Supreme Court.

Substantial completion of the project was accomplished in December 1998. Final completion, which consists of final pipeline route clean-up and re-seeding, is expected by early spring of 1999.

No legislative action is required on this project.

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