Aquifer Protection Regulations

In 2019, a former Albany County Commission and County Attorney allowed reactivation of a gas station in the Aquifer Protection Overlay Zone (APOZ), which now means that 33,000 gallons of fuel sit on top of our drinking water aquifer, day in, day out. Since then, Albany County Clean Water Advocates (ACCWA) has worked hard for […]

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International Water Day Poster Contest

3/22/22 — Click here to view the contest winners Albany County Clean Water Advocates is sponsoring an International Water Day Poster Contest. All ages may enter. 1st Place: $100 | 2nd Place: $75 | 3rd Place: $50 Design a poster that visually shows any of the following: Why water is the most important resource on […]

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DEQ Analysis Backs Up Need For Strong Drinking Water Protection

Documents made available via a public records request to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) show that the majority of county commissioners did the right thing last November by voting for stronger drinking water regulations. The Aquifer Protection Overlay Zone (APOZ) is the area east of town immediately overlying the Casper Aquifer, which provides […]

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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. […]

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Public Hearing Coming Up on Regulations to Protect Drinking Water!

On Tuesday, May 4, at 9:30 am, the Albany County Commissioners will hold a hearing on proposed changes to the county’s aquifer protection regulations. While specific comments are helpful (see below), the most important message for the county commissioners to hear is: Keep our drinking water clean! There will be opposition. Basics on What to Say & […]

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Albany County Commissioners Now Taking Comments For New Aquifer Protection Regulations

The Back Story In the summer of 2019, Albany County withdrew its injunction against reactivation of the Tumbleweed gas station in the Casper Aquifer Protection Zone, claiming that enforcement could not proceed due to inadequate aquifer protection regulations. The process of creating stronger regulations initially was assigned to the Albany County Planning and Zoning Commission […]

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2020 City Council Candidate Questionnaire

Read responses for Laramie Ward One CandidatesRead responses for Laramie Ward Two CandidatesRead responses for Laramie Ward Three CandidatesRead the letter send to City Council Candidates Despite the names of state and federal agencies sounding like they protect water (e.g. Department of Environmental Quality, Environmental Protection Agency), most of them do so only in limited […]

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July 2020 Newsletter

Albany County Clean Water Advocates recently amended our bylaws to specify dues for membership: $25/person or whatever you can afford ($1 minimum). Please consider joining today …. Read on to see what your dues and participation support! We recently conducted a questionnaire for candidates for Albany County Commission. The County Commissioners are primarily responsible for […]

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2020 County Commission Candidate Questionnaire

Despite the names of state and federal agencies sounding like they protect water (e.g., Department of Environmental Quality, Environmental Protection Agency), most of them do so only in limited ways and generally after the fact (to fix the blame for the loss of water quality). The Albany County Commission and the Laramie City Council hold […]

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2020 Sacred Water Art Show: Embracing Mother Earth

2020 “SACRED WATER ART SHOW-EMBRACING MOTHER EARTH” Albany County Clean Water Advocates and ArtConnect Gallery are pleased to announce the third annual art show dedicated to our community’s sacred water, which opens on July 1st at 11 am at the Gallery, located at 302 SO 2nd. Over seventy magnificent works of art created by 18 […]

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