There are approximately 150 people (with approximately 60 taps) residing within the 33 Mile Road
Improvement and Service District. Existing groundwater is generally not suitable for human or
livestock use due to selenium levels resulting in residents having to haul water from nearby
municipalities. Residents report bills in excess of $120/month to haul water from the Casper area or
self-treating poor quality groundwater.
A Level II study was conducted to investigate options for connecting to the Pioneer Water and Sewer
District or the Airport water system. The connection to the Pioneer system was chosen as the
preferred alternative. The Level II study concluded that a system from Pioneer Water and Sewer
District could be constructed at a cost of about $1,741,000.
The 2000 legislature provided funding in the amount of $1,044,486. This, combined with funding
from the USDA Rural Utilities Service, will allow the project to commence. The district conducted
a bond election on November 7 to allow it to incur the debt. Design will commence in 2001.
The design of the project is complete and construction has begun. Construction should be competed
during the 2002 construction season.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
No legislative action is recommended.