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 09. PROJECT:Bairoil Test Well
SPONSOR:Town of Bairoil
LOCATION:Carbon County
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level II 81 1999 I $225,000   2000
Level II 36 2000 I $200,000   2002
Level III 96 2000 I $480,000* 2004
*60% grant

Level II efforts included drilling of exploration boreholes and two production-size test wells in the period 1999-2001 to find a ground water source to supplement the town's existing Abel Springs supply source. The Level II study revealed that water consumption by the town far exceeds the normal demand by a town its size and according to the profile of uses in Bairoil. A continued Level II study is proposed to prepare a master plan of the town's water system to include an audit the town's transmission, storage, and distribution system and operation thereof. Existing town sources, Abel Springs and the Battle Springs Pipeline (Merit Energy's Lost Soldier Gas Field Supply) will be closely inspected to determine if improvements to those supplies are prudent. An investigation for raw water sources, including ground water, will also be pursued.

The WWDC recommends the project be continued in the New Development program at Level II with an appropriation of $40,000.

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