Food bank to add water to Wyoming town’s deliveries

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Faced with ongoing water issues, a food bank in Wyoming — one of the upper basin states — is delivering water along with food.

Public News ServiceOpens in a new tab. reports that Wyoming Food BankOpens in a new tab. is headed to replenish supplies for Rawlins residents who recently experienced a significant drop in water reserves and boil orders for drinking water. Richard Plumlee, director of operations for the food bank, said a crew is set to deliver seven pallets of one-liter bottles today to all Carbon County residents experiencing food insecurity.

Aging infrastructure is contributing to the community’s water issues, where irrigation is currently restricted. Wyoming News NowOpens in a new tab. writes that “32 miles of aging wood stave pipelines help to bring water into town and have needed 5 significant repairs that have caused low water levels and water boil advisories.” Rawlins has been applying for grants so that they can repair their 100-year-old system.

The entire state is suffering from drought, with significant portions facing severe drought.

Wyoming Drought Map

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Since 1995, Deborah has owned and operated LegalTech LLC with a focus on water rights. Before moving to Arizona in 1986, she worked as a quality control analyst for Honeywell and in commercial real estate, both in Texas. She learned about Arizona's water rights from the late and great attorney Michael Brophy of Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite. Her side interests are writing (and reading), Wordpress programming and much more.

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