October 1, 2021 |
Rawlins officials took a big step toward making critical repairs to the city’s failing water infrastructure. By combining more than $700,000 in federal funding through the American Rescue Plan Act with a loan from the city’s General Fund, Rawlins should have enough money to cover the cost of the phase one repairs to four leaks in the twenty-inch steel line that delivers drinking water from Sage Creek. Cali O’Hare has the latest update in the city’s ongoing water woes.
Pictured above: A swollen creek bed overflows into a culvert beneath Highway 71, the Sage Creek Road. The water here is the result of a blown out valve at Lone Tree Creek, which is gushing 500,000 gallons a day. A colony of beavers has built a dam downstream. Photo by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.