The Laramie Airport Joint Powers Board has received a tax based funding package to provide
additional water service to the airport from the city of Laramie. This will include a transmission
line and storage among other water system needs for the airport.
The 1998 Level II project examined a joint construction project with the city of Laramie and the
airport to provide additional service to the airport and to the West Laramie area at the same time.
Laramie has requested additional funding for the airport project to enlarge the new storage facility,
increase the new transmission line size and construct a loop in the existing water system to provide
improved service to the expanding west Laramie area. Laramie is currently experiencing low
pressure service to the Seven Mile area west of Laramie. The Nine Mile area would also like to
receive water from the Laramie system which would require additional water quantity and pressure
from the system.
Standby generators were also examined in the Level II study. When other alternatives are
available, standby power supplies should be funded by other non WWDC funding sources. Most
short term water supply needs can be handled by storage which is eligible for WWDC funding.
Therefore, this recommendation does not include funding for standby generators.
This project is partially funded by the Laramie Airport Board. Airport funding will construct
improvements to provide fire flow and drinking water at the airport from the tank and supply lines
constructed under this project.
Design of the improvements began in 1999, however right of way acquisition issues delayed the
project. Agreement was reached with the property owner in late 1999. This project will begin
construction in 2000. As of late 2000, the project is on schedule and completion is anticipated in
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
No legislative action is required.