The residents of the town of Baggs utilize treated water from a
Little Snake River intake diversion. High turbidity counts (NTU's)
during spring runoff have plagued the town in the form of drinking
water standard exceedences. Because of the water quality violation,
the town applied to explore groundwater options.
The town wishes to pursue a Level II study of the existing water
supply and treatment system as a continuance of the WWDC Groundwater
Grant study awarded the town in 1999. The purpose of the study will
be to complete an alternatives investigation, utilizing results of
1999 test well drilling, and prepare conceptual designs , cost
estimates, economic analysis, and project financing guidelines for
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
The WWDC recommends the project be incorporated into the New Development
Program at Level II with an appropriation of $50,000.