County Requests Amendment to Water Project

County Requests Amendment to Water Project

Johnson County's Commissioners requested a proposed amendment to the Northwest Water Pipeline project that would extend a water line from the line under construction in the county northwest of Buffalo to the airport, if approved by the Wyoming Water Development Commission (WWDC).

Commissioner John Gibbs explained that Engineer Ben Weaver with WWC Engineering had preliminary discussions with the WWDC, who said they may be willing to look at extending the pipeline project from the storage tank to include the airport.

Gibbs explained further.

The question is whether there is enough savings from the existing project's engineering estimates to pay for the water line extension, which appears so, according to Gibbs.

Because the extension would not require additional funding from the WWDC, the decision to approve it could be done by administrative decision, not requiring the entire process through the WWDC to get done, according to discussions. The project, if approved by the WWDC, could then be added to the existing contract through an amendment to it.

The county, after the commissioners approval, will now send a letter to the WWDC formally asking them to consider the airport water line extension project.

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