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125.PROJECT:Story Well Acquisition
SPONSOR:Story Fire District
LOCATION:Sheridan County
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level II 86 2001 I $24,000 2002

The Story Fire District is a Sheridan County fire district that has been in existence since 1952. The district provides fire protection to Story and the southern portion of the county south of Meade Creek. The district's ability to effectively respond to fire emergencies is limited due to a lack of a central, reliable year round water supply. In the winter months, the only reliable supply is from the Story Fish Hatchery, which is not centrally located. A central location is critical for response time. Other sources are iced over in the water.

The district is planning upgrades by moving its base of operation to a new location, building a new fire station, and replacing out-dated equipment. In addition, the district board wishes to improve the ISO (Insurance Services Office) rating for the district from its present rating of 9 to a rating of 7. WWDC funding was requested for test drilling for development of a ground water supply source that is nearby and reliable in winter months. A test well was drilled and pump-tested in June/July of 2002 by WWDC at the district's new fire station site. Legislation is need to transfer the well to the fire district.

The WWDC recommends that authorization is allowed for the Story Fire District to purchase the well from WWDC.

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