In 1994 the city of Casper wanted to reduce the demand on their present water supply system by
installing a pipeline from the wastewater treatment plant to the North Casper Recreation Complex
and the Casper Soccer Complex for irrigation of the lawns and soccer fields in the complexes. It
was estimated that the project would conserve 120 acre feet per year of Casper's municipal water
supply. The project would have reduced the scope of future water supply projects for Casper or
the Regional Joint Powers Board.
WWDC involvement in the project would have been limited to the installation of 2,200 feet of
irrigation water transmission pipeline and appurtenances. The city would have funded the pump
station at the wastewater treatment plant and the pump facilities at the complexes from other
In 1994, the Commission recommended that the project be incorporated into the New
Development Program at Level III status with an appropriation of $150,000. The project was
shutdown due to public health concerns. The money reverted back to the WWDC.
The city of Casper now has the approval of the public and has now acquired the necessary
regulatory clearances on this project. The project is part of a larger project to renovate the
regional wastewater treatment plant. This has resulted in delays with the construction process.
Funding for the project was approved in 2000. Design and construction of this project is
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
No legislative action required.