The Town of Dayton requested a Madison formation test well to determine if there is an adequate
groundwater supply to replace their surface water source in the Tongue River. Federal
regulations pertaining to groundwater do not require the extensive treatment. That is typically
associated with surface water.
The exploration program has resulted in a successful well, however at the time this report was
written the yield had not yet been determined. The intent is to locate a well capable of providing
enough water to supply both Dayton and Ranchester, which lies six miles to the east. If an
adequate supply is found, Dayton and Ranchester may consider the implementation of a Joint
Powers Board and share the cost of transmission to both towns.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
No legislative action is required at this time.