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103.PROJECT:Rafter J Rehabilitation
LEVEL:New Application
SPONSOR:Rafter J Improvement and Service District and Teton County
LOCATION:Teton County
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level II 46 1997 II $ 60,000 1998

The Rafter J Improvement and Service District has a population of approximately 2,500 people. The community has a water supply system supplied by two wells and a 200,000 gallon storage tank. The system serves 500 homes and 25 commercial taps. The system was originally designed to include three wells and an additional tank. The existing system in inadequate and cannot met demands during the summer. The district would like to drill another well and provide additional storage.

The Community formed their district in 1998, and a Level II evaluation was completed project. The Level III funding request was rejected by the Select Water Committee in 1998.

The updated project cost estimate is as follows:

Estimated Level III
Phase 1 Costs:Design, Surveying, Permitting, Easements, Legal$ 64,000
Estimated Level III
Phase 2 Costs:Well$ 69,000
Pipeline$ 62,000
Wellhouse including connection and controls$205,000
Storage Tank improvements$ 16,000
Engineering (10%)$ 35,200
Contingency (15%)$ 58,000
Total Construction Costs$445,200
Total Project Costs$509,200

The WWDC recommends that the legislature provide an appropriation from water account II to construct the project. The appropriation should be comprised of 50% grant funding and 50% loan funding. The interest rate for the loan is 6% for a term of 30 years.

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