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Pumping up the cost


May 16, 2019

According to Public Works Director Mac Erickson, Oneok Pipelines has presented a water use agreement with the City of Sundance while it builds the Elk Creek Pipeline through Crook County that includes the use of the city’s hard water well. Mostly utilized by local ranchers and WYDOT, the well operates on the honor system at a cost of $5.30 per 1000 gallons.

Oneok, however, wants to draw 725,000 gallons from the well, not to exceed 116,000 gallons per day. This would cost $3842 at current rates.

“If they pump as much as they say they are going to, it’s barely going to cover the power b...

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