In 1994 the city of Casper desired to reduce the demand on their present water supply system by
installing a pipeline from the wastewater treatment plant to the North Casper Recreation Complex
and the Casper Soccer Complex for irrigation of the lawns and fields in the complexes. It was
estimated that the project would conserve 120 acre feet per year of Casper's municipal water supply.
The project may also reduce the scope of future water supply projects for Casper or the Regional
Joint Powers Board.
WWDC involvement in the project would have been limited to the installation of 2,200 feet of
irrigation water transmission pipeline and appurtenances. The city will fund the pump station at the
wastewater treatment plant and the pump facilities at the complexes from other sources.
In 1994, the Commission recommended that the project be incorporated into the New Development
Program at Level III status with an appropriation of $150,000. The project was shutdown due to
some public concerns on the project. The money reverted back to the WWDC.
The city of Casper has the approval of the public and has now acquired the necessary regulatory
clearances on this project. The project is part of a larger project to renovate the regional wastewater
treatment plant. This has resulted in delays with the construction process.
Funding for the project was approved in 2000. Design and construction of this project will proceed
during the 2002 construction season.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
No legislative action required.