Buffalo Wells Project to Begin in August

Buffalo Wells Project to Begin in August

The Buffalo Water Wells Project will get underway in mid-August, according to City Works Director Les Hook, who updated the city council on the project during their last meeting.

The pipeline will connect the wells to the water treatment plant, according to Hook.

The Buffalo Wells and Transmission project will drill a number of water wells just west of the current water treatment plant for a secondary source of drinking water for the city, in case there are future problems with Tie Hack Reservoir, the city's primary water source.

The Wyoming Legislature, during this year's session, approved roughly $1.24 million in funding through the Wyoming Water Development Commission. Which is about 67% of the cost of the project.
The City of Buffalo will contribute $610,000 or 33% of the total project cost of $1.85 million.

The goal of the project is to get six working wells that can each produce 200 to 300 gallons of water per minute.


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