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Harry C. LaBonde, Jr., PE, Director 
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 05. PROJECT:Bairoil Test Well
SPONSOR:Town of Bairoil
LOCATION:Carbon County
PROGRAM:New Development

The town of Bairoil is seeking to expand their groundwater supply by drilling a second production-size test well with similar production and water quality properties to that of the test well emplaced in 1999 by WWDC. The town, in order to sever its dependency on an oil field water supply pipeline (see Bairoil Water Supply above) and provide for future growth and redundancy, wants an additional groundwater source. Favorable criteria for siting the second well would include minimizing the distance for installing transmission and power lines, maximizing the well spacing such that drawdown interference between pumping wells is reduced, and locating optimal aquifer characteristics in the Battle Springs Formation.

The WWDC recommends the project be incorporated in the New Development Program at Level II with an appropriation of $200,000.

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