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 77. PROJECT:Nine Mile Water Supply
SPONSOR:Nine Mile Water and Sewer District
LOCATION:Albany County
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level I 82 1998 I $20,000 2000
Level II 81 1999 I $30,000 2000

The Nine Mile water users are currently hauling water from Laramie to their storage tanks. One user has 1000 gallons per week hauled to her home at a rate of approximately $90.00 per month. The groundwater is not usable in the area due to high chemical content. In addition to not having drinking water, there isn't a water supply available in the area to suppress fires. Two major fires occurred in the Nine Mile area in 1996.

The Nine Mile residents formed a water and sewer district in 1998. They have also contacted the City of Laramie and indicated that they would like to purchase water from the city. The City of Laramie would like to know what the logistics are for providing water to this area and the commitment of the residents to making the water district work.

The 1998 Level I project looked at the supply and distribution options and analyzed the Laramie water supply system capabilities and estimated the costs to connect a water system. This analysis also looked at the nearby Seven Mile area that is currently being served by the Laramie water system.

The 1999 Level II project refined the Nine Mile system design and costs estimates, examined the possibility of a joint system with other local water users and examined the supply options from the City of Laramie.

The 2000 Level III project will do final design and construction on a water main system for the Nine Mile District which will include taps to the two main Laramie pipelines, control house, buster pump station, and transmission mains.

The WWDC recommends that the project be advanced to Level III status in the New Development Program with an appropriation of $920,000. The financing plan includes a 60% grant for $552,000 and a 40% loan for $368,000 at 7.25% for 20 years.

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