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.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
No legislative action required at this time.