Rawlins Reservoir Gets New Liner
A reservoir that supplies water to the city of Rawlins is getting a new lining to help reduce leakage that has occurred since the reservoir was built in the late 1970s. City officials have estimated the Atlantic Rim Reservoir loses 150,000 gallons of water a day. The reservoir has been drained while workers install the lining. The project should be done by mid-July, at which point the reservoir will be refilled with water from the North Platte River. Water treatment superintendent Danny Rodriguez says sediment will be given time to settle to the bottom before the city uses the water.