During the 1996-1997 Level III rehabilitation program it was discovered that
the severity of the corrosion 36" diameter transmission pipeline was not as
extensive as was anticipated, therefore, this pipeline will not need to be
replaced. However, the corrosion of the 24" transmission pipeline was
discovered to be worse than what was documented in the 1995 Level II study.
This pipeline will now need to be replaced. This project is currently under
design with the start of construction anticipated in the spring of 1999 and
completion for the fall of 2000.
The second component of this project is to rehabilitate the Laramie River
Pioneer Canal Diversion structure to accommodate winter flows. Recent growth
and population projects require the city to operate its water treatment plant
on a year round basis. Presently winter flows to the treatment plant are
measured by installing a temporary flume which is plagued by icing conditions.
This project will provide a permanent solution to diverting and measuring the
flows which will improve the winter time operation. This part of the project
The pipeline replacement started in the summer of 1999 and is scheduled for
completion in the summer of 2000. A second element of the pipeline project
will be constructed in the winter of 2000-2001 due to the need for the line
to be shut down at that time.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
No legislative action required.