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WWRC 85-17(b)
Water Resource Problems for Municipal Water Development Within the State of Wyoming


As I see it, the issues facing many Wyoming communities as they consider the development of municipal water supplies are:

  1. Financial funding.

  2. Water availability (in the quantities needed).

  3. Lack of preplanning or masterplanning.

  4. Environmental issues.

As is true with most things, water resource development is becoming more expensive with each passing year. The easiest or less costly water resources are developed first, leaving the more difficult and more costly water development projects for subsequent development. As time passes, the influences of inflation and higher interest rates increase project costs.

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