New waterline to be installed at Antelope Butte

Antelope Butte

By Kiley Carroll
The Sheridan Press


SHERIDAN — The science and techniques of capturing clean water from springs in places like Nicaragua will soon be utilized at the Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area. 

As the Antelope Butte Foundation works to refurbish the family oriented year-round mountain recreation area, they have the opportunity to modernize and improve their water supply. After recognizing the area would need to replace a water system that hasn’t been used since 2004, members evaluated what would be the most efficient solution to offering clean water to visitors, said Jack Fritz, an engineer from WWC Engineering and project manager of the first two phases of the project. 

Tab Barker, founder and director of operations of the nonprofit Project Schoolhouse, brought his practices he’s honed — helping rural communities in Nicaragua develop communities by providing clean water and improving sanitation — back to his home in Wyoming when he heard Antelope Butte needed help. 

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