A 217 million dollar water pipeline project will soon provide much needed water to communities in Northeastern Wyoming.
A ground breaking ceremony was held today for the Gillette Madison Pipeline Project. Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, along with city council members and the Mayor of Gillette were all there to celebrate.
Because of a population boom over the past decade in Gillette and surrounding communities, Gillette's current water demands reached the capacity of current available water supplies. After ten years of planning, the project will eventually supply some much needed water to the growing communities.
It cost the city of Gillette approximately 77 million dollars to build the pipeline; the remaining cost will be paid by the state. The project should be complete in three to four years.