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 35. PROJECT:Douglas Water Supply Rehabilitation
SPONSOR:City of Douglas
LOCATION:Converse County
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level I 46 1997 I $100,000 1998
Level II 81 1999 II $60,000 2000

The Level II feasibility study evaluated: (1) the Little Box Elder Spring water transmission line which carries water from the Little Box Elder Spring to the city of Douglas, (2) Little Boxelder Spring Groundwater assessment, and (3) Sheep Mountain well lightning suppression. There are currently 2,275 taps within the corporate limits of the city of Douglas and approximately 75 outside the city limits. A population of 5,800 is served. The city currently has three sources of potable water: 1) the Little Box Elder Spring, 2) the water treatment plant located along the North Platte River, and 3) the Sheep Mountain well.

The Level I master plan evaluated the existing transmission and distribution system and examined the ability of the sources in the system to meet the current demands and future demands in the anticipated areas of growth in Douglas. Hydraulic modeling was used to isolate the cause for low water pressure problems in two areas of the city, Riverbend subdivision and Frontier Village.

Potential system modifications were considered to meet current and projected growth areas which are experiencing inadequate system pressures. Preliminary designs were prepared for potential solutions and cost estimates were made for remedying transmission and distribution problems.

No further action is required. The city of Douglas has decided not to pursue Level III funding for the pipeline at this time.

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