In 1994 the city of Casper desired to reduce the demand on their present
water supply system by installing a pipeline from the wastewater treatment
plant to the North Casper Recreation Complex and the Casper Soccer Complex
for irrigation of the lawns and fields in the complexes. It was estimated
that the project would conserve 120 acre feet per year of Casper's municipal
water supply. The project may also reduce the scope of future water supply
projects for Casper or the Regional Joint Powers Board.
WWDC involvement in the project would have been limited to the installation
of 2,200 feet of irrigation water transmission pipeline and appurtenances.
The city will fund the pump station at the wastewater treatment plant and the
pump facilities at the complexes from other sources.
In 1994, the Commission recommended that the project be incorporated into the
New Development Program at Level III status with an appropriation of $150,000.
The project was shutdown due to some public concerns on the project. The
money reverted back to the WWDC.
The city of Casper has the approval of the public and has now acquired the
necessary regulatory clearances on this project and would like to build the
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
The WWDC recommends the project be placed in a Level III status in the New
Development Program with an appropriation of $600,000. The financing would
include a 60% grant for $360,000 and a 40% loan of $240,000 at 7.25%
interest for 30 years.