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130.PROJECT:Torrington Water Supply
SPONSOR:City of Torrington
LOCATION:Goshen County
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level I 8 1995 I $100,000   1996
Level I 15 1996 I $150,000   1998
Level III 38 1998 I $4,500,000* 2002
Level III 88 2002 I   2007
*60% grant, 40% loan (7.25%, 30 years)

The city of Torrington received financing from the 1998 legislature to complete a new municipal well field and bring the water into the town's distribution system. It is anticipated that loan funds will be offset by financing from RUS.

The purpose of the project is to replace older high nitrate wells with new wells located closer to the North Platte River, which are expected to be lower in nitrates. This approach has been used successfully in other communities in the region. Project components include wells, pumps, electrical service, control and disinfection facilities, telemetry, booster pumps, pipe, and appurtenances.

The sponsor has explored groundwater at two locations. The first site had insufficient aquifer thickness and the second site had uranium concentrations in excess of drinking water standards. Independent of this funding, the city has installed reverse osmosis treatment units on four wells in the city. This action was necessary to comply with an EPA administrative order. Ownership of treatment units coupled with the inability to find groundwater that meets all drinking water standards has resulted in a shift in the project to seek relatively good quality water closer to the city in an effort to reduce pipeline and related capital costs and operationally to reduce but not eliminate treatment.

Wells are being drilled near the municipal golf course. Once the water quality and quantity is known the city, funding agencies, and engineer will devise a plan to complete the project.

No legislative action is required.

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