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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September Land Purchase Agreements

The September 19, 2017 final draft agreement signed by the County to purchase 5,500 acres of the aquifer protection area from Warren Livestock.  The area lies immediately east of the Sherman Hills and Indian Hills Subdivisions and north of I-80. The September 7, 2017 draft agreement being considered by the City to accept donation of 127 acres […]

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US Geological Survey Sampling Results

On August 3, the Albany County / Laramie Environmental Advisory Committee received the results of US Geological Survey sampling (USGS 8_3_17 slides) of two monitor wells on the east side of town drilled as part of the 2015 Laramie Monitor Well Program.  The “Imperial Heights Park South” well is off the northwest corner of the […]

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July 17, 2017 County & City Draft Agreements

The July 17, 2017 draft agreement being considered by the County to purchase 5,500 acres of the aquifer protection area from Warren Livestock.  The area lies immediately east of the Sherman Hills and Indian Hills Subdivisions and north of I-80. The July 17, 2017 draft agreement being considered by the City to accept donation of […]

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