Casper Aquifer

Ask The City – What is Being Done to Protect the Casper Aquifer?
Ask The City – What is Being Done to Protect the Casper Aquifer?
Your Question: With all of the sensitivity and concern over maintaining the health of the Casper Aquifer and considering the inconclusive environmental studies and safety of bio-solids what is the city of laramie doing to ensure that dumping bio-solids over the aquifer on the Monolith Ranch is not putting the aquifer at risk from heavy metals, nitrates and other chemicals known to be in bio-solids?
Wyoming Senate Kills Legislation to Protect the Casper Aquifer
Wyoming Senate Kills Legislation to Protect the Casper Aquifer
The Wyoming Senate Minerals committee discussed proposed legislation that would protect the Casper Aquifer recently and the results are not great news for Laramie. We began coverage of this legislation a few weeks ago as we spoke with Gary Crum and Gaye Stockman of LEDC who were pushing to have the bill approved. Passing of the bill would have meant further protection of Laramie's exposed water source as well as a new state park.
LEDC Asks for Action to Protect Laramie’s Water Source
LEDC Asks for Action to Protect Laramie’s Water Source
As the Laramie Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) continually works to bring new businesses to Laramie, they use our town's resources as a big selling point. One of those resources is the Casper Aquifer, which provides the City of Laramie with 60% to 100% of its drinking water depending on the year. Some of our water also comes from the Laramie River, but the aquifer provides much cleaner water and requires little treatment.