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 28. PROJECT:Chugwater Water Supply
SPONSOR:Town of Chugwater
LOCATION:Platte County
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level I 15 1996 I $75,000     1998
Level II 46 1997 I $100,000     1998
Level III 45 1997 II $103,500*   2000
Level III 16 1999 I $967,800** 2003
*50% grant
**60% grant

Under the 1997 Level III construction appropriation the pipeline from the in-town wells to the storage tank was replaced with larger pipe. Under the 1999 Level III construction appropriation one in-town well has been replaced and the other rehabilitated. A contract has been awarded to build a new water storage tank west of town and install connecting piping between the new tank and the distribution system. The town has purchased property west of town subsequent to finding a promising groundwater supply there. With the passage of time, inflation, and more distant wellfield location will require that both additional time and additional funding of $400,000 be approved by the legislature in order for the project to be completed. The project is being funded by WWDC and RUS on a 60/40 split, with WWDC providing 60% of the funding as grant funds. The balance of financing will be provided by RUS and/or other sources. This request is for an additional $240,000 in water development account grant funds and an extension of the reversion date to July 1, 2007 will allow for the completion of the project. With the additional time and funding this project will provide the town with a new water source away from the potential hazards of the in-town wellfield area.

The WWDC recommends the reversion date for project funding be amended to be July 1, 2007. WWDC recommends the level III appropriation from the new development account for project funding be amended to be $1,207,800. The financing plan is a 60% grant, $1,207,800. The balance of financing for the $2,013,000 project budget will be provided by RUS and /or other sources.

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