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 17. PROJECT:Buffalo Valley Water Supply
SPONSOR:Buffalo Valley Water District
LOCATION:Teton County
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level II 46 1997 I $90,000   1999
Level III 38 1998 I $475,000* 2001
Level III 2 2001 I $475,000* 2005
*60% grant; 40% loan (7.25%, 30 years); plus $6,264 loan for well (7.25%, 30 years)

The WWDC staff prepared a Level I study in 1996 that inventoried the existing system, evaluated water supply needs, and evaluated water supply alternatives for the water users in the Buffalo Valley area. Preliminary plans and cost estimates were developed for the identified alternatives and a preferred alternative was selected. In 1997 a Level II study was performed to drill a test well and test the well performance and prepare conceptual designs and cost estimates. The well was successfully completed in 1997 at a cost of $15,561.

The Buffalo Valley Water District received a 1998 grant and loan appropriation in the amount of $475,000 from Water Development Account I. The grant is for 60% of the WWDC eligible project costs with a 40% loan at a 7.25% interest rate over 30 years. The project scope included construction of a new 80,000-gallon storage tank system, well pump installation, control building, chlorination facilities, valving, telemetry system, and a transmission line to the storage tanks.

A contract with Jorgensen Engineering was negotiated by the district for project design and construction administration services. The WWDC funding legislation provided for a reversion date of July 1, 2001. There was a substantial project time delay owing to the issuance of a U.S. Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Special Use Permit for the storage tank system site which required amending the project legislation in 2001 to extend the reversion date to July 2005.

Construction of the project was started in August 2002, with final completion and Forest Service acceptance of site restoration work in December 2003.

No legislative action is required.

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