Low water, rising costs

Process of fixing Rawlins water infrastructure will take five years, tens of millions of dollars city engineer tells council members

It will take five years and more than $30 million before Rawlins’ water woes are solved, according to City Engineer Austin Gilbert. If the city doesn’t increase water rates, they could miss out on nearly $3 million in public funding towards needed improvements.

During the September 6 meeting of the Rawlins City Council, Gilbert gave a nearly 30 minute presentation explaining the upcoming phases, their cost and the need for additional funding.

Funding a fraction

According to Gilbert, while a number of the projects slated for the water infrastructure were included as One Percent Specific Purpose...


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