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112.PROJECT:Washakie Rural Water Supply
SPONSOR:Washakie Rural Improvement District
LOCATION:Washakie County
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level I 10 1994 I $100,000   1996
Level II 15 1996 I Hold* 1998
Level II 82 1998 I $100,000   2000
Level III 16 1999 I $5,220,000* 2004
*60% grant, balance of project cost from other sources.

The Washakie County Commissioners applied for a Level I study to evaluate the potential of providing water to rural areas in the Worland vicinity. There has been substantial residential development in rural Washakie County, and because groundwater is generally poor in the area there is need for a centralized water system.

The Level I study identified potential rural users that could be served by a rural water system. Several sources of supply were considered, with the Worland municipal system selected as the most cost effective choice. The Level II study refined the Level I work, and approximately 500 potential taps were identified, which would require pipelines extending completely through the county from north to south. A number of variations in service area configurations were considered in an effort to delineate the most cost effective means to serve the maximum number of taps.

The total cost of the proposed system is estimated at $9,950,000, with $8,600,000 of that amount eligible for WWDC participation. The sponsor has requested a grant from WWDC for 60% of the eligible cost, which is $5,160,000. The Commission approved recommending this project to the Select Water Committee contingent upon combining the McNutt Improvement and Service District project with the Washakie Rural Project. The combined project will require an appropriation of $5,220,000 to meet 60% of the eligible project costs. The remainder of the project funding will be obtained from the Rural Utilities Service and the State Land and Investments Board.

The McNutt Improvement and Service District project has been combined with this project.

No legislative action is required.

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