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 37. PROJECT:Dubois Water Supply
SPONSOR:Town of Dubois
LOCATION:Fremont County
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level I 82 1998 I $75,000 2000

In 1999 a WWDC Level I master water supply plan was completed for the Town of Dubois by Gores & Associates of Riverton. The study recommended that the town pursue a Level II feasibility study (preliminary design, cost estimation, funding planning) that concentrated on constructing a new well at the airport and siting a new water storage tank. Other improvements to be included in a Level II study and/or to be considered for construction funding were: 1) a new municipal supply well on the west side (near Well #8), 2) extending the municipal system to serve the Painted Hill Estates subdivision which lies southeast of town, 3) replace defective distribution system valves, 4) replacing undersized mains, 5) loop dead end distribution lines, 6) installing additional fire hydrants in fire flow deficient portions of town, 7) replace present tank level and pump control systems, 8) install chlorinators at each supply well, and 9) implement an efficient system operating plan.

Since the completion of the Level I study, the town has experienced an unexpected increase in level of demand on the existing system and there are recognized water supply deficiencies in the regional area where future development will need to be addressed. Therefore, the town wishes to revisit the growth scenario for the Dubois planning area and also explore regional source supply possibilities outside the existing town's alluvial well field. In addition, maintaining water quality for the long term is a concern with continued and anticipated development upstream of the town's water supply. An increased expense of meeting primary drinking water standards is something the town wishes to avoid, so a source water assessment plan that incorporates well-head protection would also be a requested task item in the Level II study.

The WWDC recommends the project be incorporated in the New Development program at Level II with an appropriation of $75,000.

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