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 70. PROJECT:Laramie North Side Supply
SPONSOR:City of Laramie
LOCATION:Albany County
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level II 36 2000 II $45,000 2002
Level III 2 2001 II $970,000 2005
Level III 88 2002 II $3,225,000 2007

A Master Plan was conducted for the town of Laramie in the mid 90's that evaluated various options for expanding Laramie's water supply. These options included improvements to the storage, treatment, transmission and distribution system, which are needed to meet expanding demands. This master plan also recommended a long-term schedule for improving both the surface and groundwater supply systems. Recommendations were made for Level III construction funding from both the New Development and Rehabilitation accounts.

Following the completion of the previously mentioned master plan the New Development Program funded the conversion of an existing test well to production status and the construction of monitoring wells at the LaPrele site. Subsequent recommendations provided for the construction of two production wells at the Spur site, a pipeline to connect the well field to the city distribution system, and a new storage tank.

The 2000 legislature authorized funding to continue the work started by the City of Laramie by approving funding for the Laramie North Side Supply Level II Study. This study included an evaluation of the 20 inch pipeline south and west of town, identification of alternatives to provide increased storage to East Laramie, suggested solutions to the system deficiencies in the Corthell Hills area, and lastly an evaluation of the system short comings and recommend alternatives for providing water service to the North Laramie area.

The Level II Study authorized by the 2000 legislature recommended that the City of Laramie rehabilitate the previously mentioned 20 inch pipeline, and add a tank and additional transmission lines in East Laramie to provide water for the Corthell Hill and Altavista areas. These projects should be finished in 2004.

Level III Design funding was appropriated during the 2001 legislative session. It included the design of the 20 inch pipeline rehabilitation and the tank and transmission line installation on the east side of town. During the 2002 legislative session the City of Laramie requested that funding for the construction of the 20 inch line rehabilitation be separated from the funding for the improvements on the east side of Laramie. The rehabilitation of the 20" pipeline was funded as the Laramie North Side Supply Project. The second much larger piece of the project, the installation of a new tank and transmission line on the East side of Laramie, was funded as the Laramie East Side Tank Project. Construction for the Laramie North Side Supply Project is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2003.

No legislative action required at this time.

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