Citizen    Government    Business    Visitor
Wyoming Water Development Commission 
Harry C. LaBonde, Jr., PE, Director 
6920 Yellowtail Rd, Cheyenne, WY 82002 
Phone: 307-777-7626 

Agency Information
 Mission Statement
 Commission Agendas & Minutes
 Consultant Selection
 Items Open for Public Comment
 Operating Criteria
 Project Application Information
 Send Us Your Comments

Planning Program
 Dam and Reservoir Planning
 Groundwater Grant Projects
 Instream Flow Filings
 Current Planning Projects
 River Basin Planning
 Weather Modification Study
 Probable Maximum Precipitation
 Water Research Projects

Construction Program
 Current Construction Projects
 Small Water Projects

Agency Publications
 Project Reports
 Water/Climate Web Atlas
 Irrigation & Water System Surveys
 Legislative Reports
 Water Mgmnt & Conservation Dir
 History of Wyoming Water Law

WWDC Home Page

Water Plan Home Page

WRDS Home Page

Active Projects

 79. PROJECT:Nine Mile Water Supply
SPONSOR:Nine Mile Water and Sewer District
LOCATION:Albany County
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level I 82 1998 I $20,000   2000
Level II 81 1999 I $30,000   2000
Level III 96 2000 I $920,000* 2004
*60% grant; 40% loan (7 1/4%, 20 years)

The Nine Mile water users are currently hauling water from Laramie to their storage tanks. One user has 1000 gallons per week hauled to her home at a rate of approximately $90.00 per month. The groundwater is not usable in the area due to high chemical content. In addition to not having drinking water, there isn't a water supply available in the area to suppress fires. Two major fires occurred in the Nine Mile area in 1996.

The Nine Mile residents formed a water and sewer district in 1998. They have also contacted the city of Laramie and indicated that they would like to purchase water from the city. The city of Laramie would like to know what the logistics are for providing water to this area and the commitment of the residents to making the water district work.

The 1998 Level I project looked at the supply and distribution options and analyzed the Laramie water supply system capabilities and estimated the costs to connect a water system. This analysis also looked at the nearby Seven Mile area that is currently being served by the Laramie water system.

The 1999 Level II project refined the Nine Mile system design and cost estimates, examined the possibility of a joint system with other local water users and examined the supply options from the city of Laramie.

The 2000 Level III authorization provides funds for final design and construction of a water main system for the Nine Mile District which will include taps to the two main Laramie pipelines, control house, buster pump station, and transmission mains. A contract with Western Water Consultants , Inc. of Laramie was negotiated by the district for project design and construction management services. Design is underway and is scheduled to be completed in 2001 with construction completion by the summer of 2002.

No legislative action is required.

   Citizen    Government    Business    Visitor   Privacy Policy