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 60. PROJECT:Lander Intake Facilities
SPONSOR:City of Lander
LOCATION:Fremont County
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level I 8 1995 I $100,000 1996
Level II 46 1997 I $175,000 1998
Level III 16 1999 II $200,000 2003

Growth in the city and the surrounding area prompted the city to request analysis of their water system. The rural areas around Lander typically obtain their water from wells, which are of poor quality and quantity, or they haul their water from Lander. Several areas, including Tweed Lane, south of Lander, northeast of Lander, and Baldwin Creek, have approached the city requesting water service. However, the city was uncertain whether their system could reliably meet these and other future water service demands. A Level I master plan was completed to serve as a planning tool to respond to these requests.

The Level I study assessed the physical and economical limits of the existing system to serve an expanded service area. The study determined the water supply needs of that area, and evaluated the capability of Lander's existing water supply to meet those needs. The study made recommendations regarding the upgrading that will be required before the city can serve the rural areas. The study developed preliminary designs and cost estimates for the facilities identified as needing improvements. The city prioritized the system improvements and requested a Level II evaluation of the supply line to the treatment plant, enlargement of the treatment plant, and additional storage at the treatment plant and near the city. The Level II study recommended that the intake facilities be improved and provisions made to handle the course sediments that enter the water supply line from the river. The estimated cost of the improvements is $400,000. Project design will begin during the upcoming year with anticipated construction in the year 2002.

No legislative action is required.

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