Archer Complex/County Water Service Area Level II Study


Cheyenne/Laramie County, Wyoming

Cost:  $490 k

Professional Service Dates: 2007 -2008

Client: Wyoming Water Development Commission

The 2006 Wyoming Legislature appropriated funds to the Wyoming Water Development Commission (WWDC) for a Level II Water Supply Master Plan Study sponsored by the Laramie County Commissioners. WWDC selected AVI Professional Corporation (AVI) to develop the Master Plan.  The Level II study addresses water supply options for the Archer Special Use District (ASUD) (Volume I) and the framework water transmission system to serve projected development in the East Cheyenne area (Volume II).

As part of a preliminary Master Plan for the Archer Complex, AVI completed roadway and drainage plans to a 10% conceptual level. These conceptual plans led to the recent completion of Archer Ranch Road, which AVI designed for a private developer. AVI and sub consultants completed the Level II Master Plan for providing water to the Archer Complex. The study included both domestic and fire flow demand calculations along with development of alternatives for a standalone system using onsite groundwater wells versus connection to the BOPU system. Costs estimates were prepared for all alternatives considered. The project included the drilling of several groundwater test wells and all associated geohydrologic and hydraulic testing.

AVI also evaluated the feasibility of developing a water supply locations east of the existing BOPU service area.2726_Archer (3)

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They were particularly good working with the contractors. The skillset of the group was particularly strong with civil engineering and road/drainage designs, but not quite as strong in natural channel design principles. – Luke Schultz – Coal Creek Sediment Reduction and Bank Stabilization



Luke Schultz – Coal Creek Sediment Reduction and Bank Stabilization

AVI personnel working on this project have provided excellent service and good responsiveness. Very much team players and valuable as resources.

Marcia Murdock, AML Project Manager

AVI completed a very good report, detailing multiple surfacing options and developed cost estimates for each option — good job!

Kevin Stogsdill, PE-WYDOT Interstate 80 RECON

I was very impressed by the timely efforts including straightening out the problem R/W survey that had stalled the project for years.

Dan Lyons, PE-WYDOT Veteran Road

AVI is one of our best consultants. They have proven they can handle multiple projects at one time. WYDOT would be hard pressed to give AVI a project they could not handle.

Cliff Spoonemore, PE-WYDOT Snowy Range Road