The Nine Mile water users are currently hauling water from Laramie to their storage tanks. One
user has 1000 gallons per week hauled to her home at a rate of approximately $90.00 per month.
The groundwater is not usable in the area due to high chemical content. In addition to not having
drinking water, there isn't a water supply available in the area to suppress fires. Two major fires
occurred in the Nine Mile area in 1996.
The Nine Mile residents formed a water and sewer district in 1998. They have also contacted the
City of Laramie to find out if they could purchase water from the city. However, before the City
of Laramie would agree to provide the requested water service, questions had to be answered
concerning system operation and the capacity of the systems needed to be evaluated.
The 1998 Level I project reviewed the supply and distribution options, analyzed the Laramie
water supply system capabilities and estimated the costs to connect to the water system. This
analysis also looked at the nearby Seven Mile area, already being served by the Laramie water
The 1999 Level II project refined the Nine Mile system design and cost estimates, examined the
possibility of a joint system with other local water users and examined the supply options from
the city of Laramie.
The 2000 Level III authorization provides funds for final design and construction of a water main
system for the Nine Mile District that will include taps to the two main Laramie pipelines, control
house, a buster pump station, and transmission mains. A contract with Western Water
Consultants, Inc. of Laramie was negotiated by the district for project design and construction
management services. Design has been completed. Construction should be completed by April
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
No legislative action is required.