The town system consists of an infiltration gallery, two flowing wells,
two tanks with 1.3 million gallons of storage, and a number of manual
and automatic control valves. The town is under administrative order
from EPA for violations of the Surface Water Treatment Rule associated
with the diversion through their infiltration gallery on Shell Creek.
EPA has also expressed concern with the town having all its storage on
the east side of the Bighorn River, with none on the west side of the
river. This situation leaves them vulnerable to a line failure at their
river crossing. In addition, residents southwest of Greybull have
requested water service from the town.
The Level II study makes recommendations regarding additional storage,
transmission and distribution lines that will resolve the town's storage
problems, provide water to areas adjacent to town, and provide for more
efficient operation of the system. The town has requested assistance
in constructing these improvements.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
The WWDC recommends the project be incorporated in the New Development
Program at Level III with an appropriation of $1,850,000. The financing
plan includes a 60% grant, $1,110,000 and a 40% loan, $740,000 at 7.25%
interest for 20 years.