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 41. PROJECT:Gillette Hidden Valley Storage and Transmission
SPONSOR:City of Gillette
LOCATION:Campbell County
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level I 43 1992 I $200,000 1994
Level I 79 1993 I $50,000 1994
Level III 38 1998 I $2,040,000 2002
Level III 96 2000 I $1,350,000 2004

Pursuant to goals set forth in the 1994 Gillette Master Water Plan, this project calls for construction of a 3 MG storage reservoir and appropriate transmission lines in the southwest portion of town. The existing system has recognized design shortfalls including a dead end line on Force Road and less than adequate fire flows. Installation of a new tank and lines would increase fire flows to over 1500 gpm in the Westridge and Hidden Valley areas and create a loop in the system, thereby improving water turnover and quality. The proposed transmission line that would link the proposed tank with a tank now under construction also completes a loop along the newly constructed Southern Drive. Significant growth has occurred in this portion of town such that these facilities would meet a current and future need. An evaluation of this project was prepared for the city by Stetson Engineering, Inc., which satisfactorily would serve as the WWDC Level II study.

The 2000 legislature funded this project with a $1,350,000 grant. This is 60% of the projected cost of the facility, the remainder is provided by city sources. The project will be constructed in two phases, the first being the transmission line and the second being the storage tank. Both projects will begin construction in early 2001 and finish in mid year 2002.

No legislative action is required.

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