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 40. PROJECT:Dubois Regional Water Supply
SPONSOR:Town of Dubois, Incorporated Municipality
LOCATION:Fremont County
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level I 82 1998 I $75,000 2000
Level II 7 2002 I $75,000 2004

In 1999 a WWDC Level I master water supply plan was completed for the Town of Dubois by Gores & Associates of Riverton. The study recommended that the town pursue a Level II feasibility study (preliminary design, cost estimation, funding planning) that concentrated on constructing a new well at the airport and siting a new water storage tank. Other improvements to be considered for construction funding were: 1) a new municipal supply well on the west side (near Well #8), 2) extending the municipal system to serve the Painted Hill Estates subdivision, which lies southeast of town, 3) replace defective distribution system valves, 4) replacing undersized mains, 5) looping dead end distribution lines, 6) installing additional fire hydrants in fire flow deficient portions of town, 7) replacing the tank level and pump control systems, 8) installing chlorinators at each supply well, and 9) implementing a more efficient system operating plan.

Since the completion of the Level I study, the town also has experienced an unexpected increase in water use. There are also recognized water supply deficiencies outside of town where future development will also need to be addressed. Therefore, the town wishes to revisit the growth scenario for the Dubois planning area and also explore regional source supply possibilities outside the existing town's alluvial well field.

A preliminary reconnaissance of Dubois' water supply system reveals the town's per capita use is much higher than the average Wyoming use per capita. Additional funding is being requested in order to conduct a leak detection survey. A budget increase is also requested to map the town's entire supply system by GPS technology.

The WWDC recommends the project budget be increased at Level II in New Development by an additional appropriation of $20,000, for a new total appropriation of $95,000.

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