The Nine Mile water users are currently hauling water from Laramie to their storage tanks. One user
has 1000 gallons per week hauled to her home at a rate of approximately $90.00 per month. The
groundwater is not usable in the area due to high chemical content. In addition to not having
drinking water, there isn't a water supply available in the area to suppress fires. Two major fires
occurred in the Nine Mile area in 1996.
The Nine Mile residents formed a water and sewer district in 1998. They have also contacted the
city of Laramie and indicated that they would like to purchase water from the city. The city of
Laramie would like to know what the logistics are for providing water to this area and the
commitment of the residents to making the water district work.
The 1998 Level I project looked at the supply and distribution options and analyzed the Laramie
water supply system capabilities and estimated the costs to connect a water system. This analysis
also looked at the nearby Seven Mile area that is currently being served by the Laramie water
The 1999 Level II project refined the Nine Mile system design and cost estimates, examined the
possibility of a joint system with other local water users and examined the supply options from the
city of Laramie.
The 2000 Level III authorization provides funds for final design and construction of a water main
system for the Nine Mile District which will include taps to the two main Laramie pipelines, control
house, buster pump station, and transmission mains. A contract with Western Water Consultants,
Inc. of Laramie was negotiated by the district for project design and construction management
services. Design has been completed with construction completion by the summer of 2002.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
No legislative action is required.