City County Intergovernmental Steering Committee for Updates to the Casper Aquifer Protection Plan

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 Commission) and Erin 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 08, 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, 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) Public Meeting Video  - Presentation

         Tuesday September 13th (6-8PM) Public Meeting Video -  Presentation 

         Wednesday October 5th (6-8PM) (Zoom option Meeting ID: 854 4579 0677 Passcode: 626454)

Project Contacts

Please submit any questions or comments here.
  • Albany County: David Gertsch,; 307-721-2568
  • City of Laramie: Darren Parkin,; 307-721-5213



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Joint Work Session of the Laramie Planning Commission, Albany County Planning and Zoning Commission, and Environmental Advisory Committee will be held Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 5:30 p.m., via Zoom webinar, for the following purpose:


  1. WORK SESSION: Casper Aquifer Protection Plan (CAPP) Presentation 


Zoom Meeting ID: 864 6017 8536

Passcode: 374962


/s/Nancy Bartholomew


Published in the Laramie Boomerang on August 17, 2022. 


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