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 65. PROJECT:Laramie Water Supply
SPONSOR:City of Laramie
LOCATION:Albany County
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level III 206 1995 I $400,000* 1999
Level III 59 1996 I $4,000,000* 1999
*67% grant, 33% loan (4%, 20 years)

The 1994 Master Plan study evaluated various options for expanding Laramie's water supply, storage, treatment, transmission and distribution system to meet expanding demands. The study recommended a long-term schedule for improving both the surface and groundwater supply systems. Recommendations for Level III construction funding were made from both the New Development and Rehabilitation accounts.

The 1995 New Development Program recommendation addressed the conversion of an existing test well to production status and the construction of monitoring wells at the LaPrele site. This work has been completed. The 1996 recommendation provided for the construction of two production wells at the Spur site, a pipeline to connect the well field to the city distribution system, and a new storage tank. In 1997 the two Spur wells were drilled, developed, and an extensive pump test was conducted. The extensive public input received delayed the project such that construction of the pipeline and well houses will not be completed until 2000. The project was further delayed in 2000 due to disputes between the power supplier and landowners who had granted easements for the new power line. These have been resolved and the project will be on line by the end of 2000.

No legislative action is required.

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