WWC Engineering presented their findings and recommendations on the proposed NW Water Supply Project and the East Development options at a public meeting Thursday night in Buffalo.
Presented were a number of options to provide water to the northwest section of Buffalo along Airport Road and sections to the east between the city limits and the Greenleaf Subdivision.
Costs, feasibility and potential revenue to help pay for the projects were studied by WWC and they prepared the recommendations they will make to the Wyoming Water Development Commission next month.
Recommended for the NW project was Option 3, with a new line from French Creek Road to near the Airport, and down Airport Road to N. Main Street. Also included was a 500,000-gallon water storage tank that will be located near the airport.
For the East Development, recommended was Option A, a water line from Airport Road east across the King Property that will tie in with Greenleaf Subdivision.
The looping system will add a redundant line and better flow for fire suppression in the area.
The total estimated cost of the project, according to WWC Engineering, will be $2,981,000 with $2 million hopefully coming from grants from the WWDC, and $983,000 coming in the form of loans. The estimated yearly payment the City of Buffalo would have to make is $55,000 on the loans.
Mayor Randy Dyess, who attended the meeting, said the project is necessary.
The recommendations will be made to the WWDC at their next meeting in Casper November 3rd and 4th.