Powder River water project hits snag
April 30, 2020
This first step of the Powder River Water Project has hit a snag along the east end of Park as it meets Goshen. The entire pipe being replaced as it is old and brittle asbestos.
This line has been left in place and the new PVC pipe runs parallel. However, 220 feet along this part of the route that the town had believed to have already been replaced with PVC many years ago, had been, instead, only patched to a small extent with the plastic substitute, according to Moorcroft Public Works Director Cory Allison.
At Monday’s meeting, Moorcroft’s council agreed to fund the extra $12,965.70 installation of new line and $5000 worth of concrete for the patch from the third specific (sixth cent) tax moneys. Local contractor Glenn Construction is providing a crew to work with public works without compensation to patch the area after Hot Iron lays the extended line. The work on this extra work begins this week.