The Town of Torrington received financing from the 1998 Legislature to complete
a new municipal well field and bring the water into the town's distribution
system. It is anticipated that loan funds will be offset by financing from RUS.
The purpose of the project is to replace older high nitrate wells with new
wells located closer to the North Platte River, which are expected to be lower
in nitrates. This approach has been used successfully in other communities
in the region. Project components include wells, pumps, electrical service,
control and disinfection facilities, telemetry, booster pumps, pipe, and
The initial production well and test wells will be drilled early in 2000.
The airport booster pump station will also be constructed in the spring of
2000. The remaining production wells and pipeline and appurtenances will
proceed depending upon the water quality and quantity results from the
initial production well and test wells. The project is anticipated to be
complete by the summer of 2001.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
No legislative action is recommended.