The 1994 Master Plan study evaluated various options for expanding Laramie's
water supply, storage, treatment, transmission and distribution system to
meet expanding demands. The study recommended a long-term schedule for
improving both the surface and groundwater supply systems. Recommendations
for Level III construction funding were made from both the New Development
and Rehabilitation accounts.
The 1995 New Development Program recommendation addressed the conversion
of an existing test well to production status and the construction of
monitoring wells at LaPrele site. This work has been completed. The 1996
recommendation provided for the construction of two production wells at
the Spur site, a pipeline to connect the well field to the city
distribution system, and a new storage tank. In 1997 the two Spur wells
were drilled, developed, and an extensive pump test was conducted.
Construction of the pipeline and well houses is anticipated to start in
the Spring, 1999 with completion expected in the fall of 2000.
In 1999 the city of Laramie has asked to expand the 1995 Level I study
to include the evaluation of a portion of the 20 inch pipeline south
and west of town, combine the East Side Tank and Corthell Hill Pipeline
projects and add a North Side Transmission Line project.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
The WWDC recommends that the project be included in the Rehabilitation
Program at a Level II status with an appropriation of $45,000.