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 86. PROJECT:Opal Regional Water Supply
SPONSOR:Town of Opal
LOCATION:Lincoln County
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level II 268 1989 I $70,000 1990
Level II 36 2000 I $30,000 2002

In 1999, the town of Opal requested a feasibility study for the costs associated with installing and maintaining a water treatment unit designed to reduce or eliminate excessive fluoride present in Opal's drinking water. This report was completed in November 2000. The report indicated that installation costs were affordable, however yearly maintenance costs (to the town) would be approximately $11,000 per year.

The town of Opal would like to continue with the Level II study completed in 2000 by requesting an additional study to determine the feasibility of obtaining a new groundwater source from which the town may blend water with their existing water supply to dilute the fluoride concentrations and thereby addressing the EPA Administrative Order recently issued relative to the State Drinking Water Act violations.

The WWDC recommends the existing Level II project in the New Development Program be expanded and the appropriation be increased by $90,000 to $120,000.

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