Water Tap Moratorium Partly Lifted | Big Horn Basin Media

Moratorium on Water Taps Partially Lifted

Written by on August 9, 2017

To the relief of many realtors and contractors, a moratorium on new water taps in Park County has been lifted – in some places.
A moratorium on new taps had been in place from early 2016. But Mike Mackey with Northwest Rural Water says a Master Plan study funded by the Wyoming Water Development Commission was conducted last year in all ten of the organization’s service areas, which revealed a more accurate count of the number of properties they could serve without having an adverse effect on their current customers.

Mackey says that based on the results of the study, the moratorium on new taps has been lifted on the South Fork, a limited number on the Sage Creek, and for new subdivisions in North Cody. However, the O’Donnell area in Powell north to Garland still has a moratorium on new taps.
Mackey says that as people purchase land or develop the land they have, the new taps will be plugged in to their water model and tracked to ensure quality service to all customers.

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