YOUR VOICE NEEDED NOW TO PROTECT OUR DRINKING WATER!
Most residents of Albany County get their drinking water from the Laramie River and from wells drawing water from the Casper Aquifer east of town. Unlike many communities in the US and the world, we’re incredibly lucky to be able to drink “upstream from the herd,” and we enjoy high quality water with minimal treatment.
But groundwater can be polluted by surface activity – septic systems, fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides, spills of toxic materials, etc. The Albany County Commissioners currently are considering stronger regulations to protect water quality in the Casper Aquifer. These are good regulations and the commissioners need to hear your support!
The regulations will be issued for a 45-day public comment period after the County Commissioners’ meeting on Sept. 7.
The message is simple: Please pass the stronger aquifer protection regulations! It would be great to add another comment or two as to why you personally think this is important.
Concerned citizens of Laramie
and Albany County, Wyoming
To prevent deterioration of
drinking water in the Laramie area
Why Our Mission is ImportantAbout 50% of the water supplied to Laramie residents comes from the Casper Aquifer. In addition, several hundred residents near the city depend on the Casper Aquifer for 100% of their drinking water.
Locally, the Casper Aquifer is recharged in the area extending approximately from Boulder Drive to the Laramie Range east of the city.