Formation of the Corner Mountain Water and Sewer District was prompted by the WWDC Level I
Study which explored alternatives for providing a community source of water. The district is
located near the community of Centennial in Albany County and encompasses 12 subdivisions and
adjacent tracts along Libby Creek and the North Fork of the Little Laramie River. Permanent and
summer residents obtain water from shallow alluvial wells, springs, or haul water. Well water is
mostly of a quality deemed useful for washing and flushing toilets only. The Level I study
ultimately concluded that a groundwater source was the most feasible source supply.
Two test wells drilled in early 1999 revealed valuable subsurface information in the geologically
complex terrain which underlies Corner Mountain development . The exploration effort was
seeking a deeper ground water source than that presently utilized such as that source supply utilized
for Centennial (Casper Formation) or for the town of Elk Mountain (Cloverly Formation).
The Corner Mountain Water & Sewer District continues Level II exploration drilling for a source
well to supply the district. As a result of the previous test well drilling, it is recommended that a
new test well target the Cloverly Sandstone (Lower Cretaceous). This formation has the best
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
No legislative action required.