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 84. PROJECT:Nine Mile Water Supply
SPONSOR:Nine Mile Water and Sewer District
LOCATION:Albany County
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level I 82 1998 I $20,000   2000
Level II 81 1999 I $30,000   2000
Level III 96 2000 I $920,000* 2004
*60% grant; 40% loan (70%, 20 years)

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 system.

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 2003.

No legislative action is required.

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