The city of Lander Level III initial application submission was a request for $1,180,000 to replace
the existing 20-inch asbestos cement treated water transmission pipeline from the water treatment
plant to the Ellis tank, a distance of approximately 12,295 feet. Reconstruction of the Sinks Canyon
Highway by the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) in 2002 and 2003 in
conjunction with the required increase in the treatment capacity of the water treatment plant dictates
that the transmission pipeline be replaced.
Water Development Account II funding was approved for the city of Lander water system during the
1999 and 2000 Legislative Sessions. In 2000, $1,696,000 (50% grant and 50% loan) was authorized
for the replacement of the raw water transmission pipeline from the intake to the water treatment
plant. The raw water transmission pipeline, which is 9,320 feet long, will also be affected by the
WYDOT Sinks Canyon Road reconstruction.
The 2001 Legislative Session authorized an additional $400,000 appropriation and increased the
project scope to include the replacement of the treated water transmission line. The total
appropriation for the reconstruction of the raw and treated water transmission lines is $1,048,000,
which is 50% of the estimated construction project costs.
The remaining 50% of construction costs, project engineering design costs and construction
engineering costs will be provided by the combination of Sponsor and WYDOT funding. Aspen
Engineering has completed design of the transmission pipelines in conjunction with intake relocation
design. The combined project has been bid and is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2002.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
No legislative action is required.