Casper Aquifer Protection Plan Update
The City of Laramie obtains municipal water from two primary sources: the Laramie River and the Casper Aquifer. The Casper Aquifer supplies approximately 60% of the City's drinking water and 100% to those homeowners that fall within the Casper Aquifer recharge area. The community has noted the importance of the Casper Aquifer and has relied on the Casper Aquifer Protection Plan and accompanying ordinance to protect our water supply since 2002. For the first time, Albany County and the City of Laramie are working together to update and combine the Casper Aquifer Protection Plans with deliberation from Fort Collins based consulting firm, Stantec.
Intergovernmental Steering Committee Members: Sharon Cumbie (City Council), Pat Gabriel (City Council), Sue Ibarra (Albany County Commissioner), and Eric O'Doherty (City Council)
Review the Latest Draft Here:
We value public comment and invite you to review the latest draft of the Casper Aquifer Protection Plan below.
Opportunities for Public Comment
Members of the public are invited to comment throughout the Public Comment period beginning August 22, 2022 through October 8, 2022. The Draft Plan will be available throughout the 45-day period both online and in person for review at City Hall, Clerk's Office, 406 Ivinson Ave and the Albany County Annex, Planning Department, 1002 South 3rd Street.
Public comment for the 45-days will be accepted electronically through https://forms.office.com/r/iuJity5n3P, postal delivery to City of Laramie, City Clerk, PO Box C, Laramie, WY 82073 or Albany County Annex, Planning Department, 1002 South 3rd Street Laramie, WY 82070, and hand delivery to either the City Clerk's Office or Albany County Annex, Planning Department, 1002 South 3rd Street.
In addition, the public is invited to learn more about the Draft Plan at the meeting times listed below.
Public Input Events
Meetings will be held at the Municipal Operations Center, Public Meeting Room, located at 4373 North 3rd Street, at the following times:
- Wednesday, September 7th (6-8PM)
- Tuesday, September 13th (6-8PM)
- Wednesday, October 5th (6-8PM)
To be able to watch the public meeting or look at the presentation please click here, and then scroll to "Public Input Events"
- Aquifer Protection Area
- Casper Aquifer Protection Plan (Adopted January 4, 2011)
- Aquifer Protection Overlay Zone Regulations (Amended November 2, 2021)
Please submit any questions or comments here.
- Albany County: David Gertsch, firstname.lastname@example.org; 307-721-2568
- City of Laramie: Darren Parkin, email@example.com; 307-721-5213