The City of Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities (BOPU) released draft copies of the 2013 Water and Wastewater Master Plan on its website.

Approximately every ten years, the BOPU conducts a master plan. The purpose of this plan is to evaluate anticipated issues, concerns and needs facing Cheyenne’s water and sewer systems during the next 10, 20 and 50 years. The BOPU uses the master plan to identify projects and operational goals that will help the BOPU continue to provide water and sewer services in the future. The plan also helps Cheyenne’s water and sewer department to prioritize projects and financially plan for these projects.

The master plan consists of ten volumes. Seven volumes are currently available for review on the BOPU’s website. These volumes include: Future Capacity Requirements, Water Supply and Delivery, Water Treatment, Potable Water Storage and Distribution, Non-Potable Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection, and Wastewater Treatment. Three other volumes are under development, they include: the Executive Summary, Financial Plans and Cost of Service, and Technologies for Improving Work Efficiency.

The BOPU plans to host a public meeting on the master plan November 7, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Kiwanis Community House.