CAPP Links

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Has the Casper Aquifer Been Contaminated?

HAS THE AQUIFER BEEN CONTAMINATED? The 2013 East Laramie Waste Water Feasibility Study evaluated 115 private wells and found that “approximately 65% of the East Grand area wells that were sampled show nitrate contamination, with 4% of the wells exceeding the EPA Drinking Water Standard for nitrates which is 10 mg/l.”  [link] Background nitrate concentrations […]

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Risks to our Water Supply

Septic system effluent, highway accidents, hazardous chemicals, animal waste, herbicides, pesticides, “urban runoff”, chemical spills, and improper chemical disposal can all add contaminants to the aquifer.  The CAPP includes discussion and a local inventory [link].  Standard hydrogeology textbooks identify the importance of septic tanks [textbook link]. ACCWA accepts the compromise that identified the western boundary […]

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Land Ownership Map

The majority of the protection area is owned by two entities – Warren Livestock (and subsidiaries) – 41%, and Mountain Cement – 15%.  Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the University of Wyoming, and the State of Wyoming own isolated tracts across the recharge area – total 23%, and the remaining portions, closest to the city, […]

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