The town of Torrington received financing from the 1998 legislature to complete a new municipal
well field and bring the water into the town's distribution system. It is anticipated that loan funds
will be offset by financing from RUS.
The purpose of the project is to replace older high nitrate wells with new wells located closer to the
North Platte River, which are expected to be lower in nitrates. This approach has been used
successfully in other communities in the region. Project components include wells, pumps,
electrical service, control and disinfection facilities, telemetry, booster pumps, pipe, and
The initial production well and test wells will be drilled early in 2001. The remaining production
wells and pipeline and appurtenances will proceed depending upon the water quality and quantity
results from the initial production well and test wells. The project is anticipated to be complete by
the summer of 2002.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
No legislative action is recommended.