There are approximately 150 people (with approximately 60 taps) residing within the 33 Mile
Road Improvement and Service District. Existing groundwater is generally not suitable for
human or livestock use due to high concentrations of selenium, which results in residents having
to haul water from nearby municipalities. Residents report bills in excess of $120/month to haul
water from the Casper area.
A Level II study was conducted to investigate options for connecting to the Pioneer Water and
Sewer District or the Airport water system. The connection to the Pioneer system was chosen as
the preferred alternative. The Level II study concluded that a system from Pioneer Water and
Sewer District could be constructed at a cost of about $1,741,000.
The 2000 legislature provided funding in the amount of $1,044,486. The balance of funding
needed to construct the project has been acquired.
The design of the project is complete and construction has begun. Construction should be
competed during the 2002 - 2003 construction season.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
No legislative action is recommended.