Formation of the Corner Mountain Water and Sewer District was prompted by the 1995 WWDC
Level I study which explored alternatives for providing a community source of water. The district is
located near the community of Centennial in Albany County and encompasses 12 subdivisions and
adjacent tracts along Libby Creek and the North Fork of the Little Laramie River. Permanent and
summer residents obtain water from shallow alluvial wells, springs, or haul water. Well water is
mostly of a quality deemed useful for washing and flushing toilets only. The Level I study
ultimately concluded that a groundwater source was the most feasible source supply.
Two test wells drilled in early 1999-revealed valuable subsurface information in the geologically
complex terrain which underlies Corner Mountain development. The exploration effort was seeking
a deeper ground water source than that presently utilized such as that source supply utilized for
Centennial (Casper Formation) or for the town of Elk Mountain (Cloverly Formation).
The Corner Mountain Water No. 3 Test Well was drilled, completed, and tested in late 2000.
Sustained yield (200 gpm) from the well meets the supply needs of the district as spelled out in the
1999 Level II report. The district is formulating plans for pursuing development of the well source,
including probable pursuit of WWDC Level III construction funding.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
No legislative action required.