This was a Level II feasibility study of the water system for the Fox Ridge District near Gillette and was funded by the Wyoming Water Development Commission (WWDC). The study involved a review of the Fox Ridge water system including the source well, distribution system, pumping, storage, and chlorination. The study also assessed the system’s operational, management, and financial aspects. DOWL staff developed a geographic information systems (GIS) and hydraulic model of the water system. We considered future water sources, including connection to the Gillette regional system. We also considered both growth within the district and the expansion of the district. Both water quality and water rights were reviewed. Water system needs, including additional supply, were considered with necessary improvements identified, developed, and prioritized. DOWL’s staff prepared cost estimates, as well as a funding plan with consideration to the district’s finances. The team held public meetings as well as meetings with the board to discuss the work and the recommendations. The results of the study were compiled in a project report (preliminary engineering report), which will be used by the Fox Ridge District, City of Gillette, and WWDC for future guidance on development of the water system in an area southwest of Gillette.
The study involved a review of the Fox Ridge water system including the source well, distribution system, pumping, storage, and chlorination. The study also assessed the system's operational, management, and financial aspects.
Campbell County, Wyoming
Wyoming Water Development Commission
Drainage and River Systems
Survey and Mapping
Water Supply and Wastewater