In 1992, the CBPU requested funding for several projects. The WWDC suggested the CBPU
complete a master plan to prioritize future improvements. The city's existing master plan had
become dated and did not address the latest EPA requirements.
In 1993, the Wyoming legislature approved funding to update the Cheyenne Water Supply Master
Plan. In 1994 the master plan was completed. The plan identified needed improvements, suggested
priorities, estimated costs, and now serves as a planning tool for the city. Approximately
$62,000,000 in needed capital improvements have been identified. The identified improvements
include an extensive upgrade to the CBPU Sherard Water Treatment Plant and several transmission
system improvements. These improvements were prioritized and recommended for completion by
the year 2007. Additional Level II analysis was recommended to refine designs and cost estimates.
In 1996, States West Water Resources Corporation completed a Level II study of the Cheyenne
Water Supply System. Conceptual designs and cost estimates were prepared for 1) a raw water
system to irrigate parks and golf courses, 2) piping and improvements to the raw water lines feeding
the water treatment plant, 3) a new water transmission main to the east side of Cheyenne, 4)
corrosion analysis, and 5) improvements to the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System.
The first portion of the raw water project was completed in 1998.
In 2000, the city of Cheyenne received additional funding to complete another phase of its planned
raw water system to start the first phase of a 14.3 mile long pipeline from Crystal Reservoir to the
new treatment plant. The Level III funding is authorized from the New Development Account as a
60% grant ($6,600,000) and a 40% loan ($4,400,000) at 7.25% for 30 years to construct the initial
11.7 miles starting at the Sherard Water Treatment Plant and proceeding westward to a point along
Crystal Lake Road. A contract with Black & Veatch Corporation of Denver, was negotiated by the
city for project design and construction administration services. Design was completed early in 2001
with construction slated to be complete by June 2002. Bid prices were exceptionally good on the
first phase allowing the construction of an additional 1.6 miles of the transmission line along Crystal
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
No legislative action is required.