Cost of College Sprinkler System Comes Down
Laramie, Wy – The new cost estimates for installing sprinkler systems in student housing at the state's seven community colleges is now just under three million dollars.
The Wyoming Community College Commission and the state Fire
Marshal's office have been studying sprinkler costs in residence halls since a March 30 fire gutted a dorm at Northwest College.
The college commission plans to submit a supplemental budget request for the work.
Initial estimates indicated that it could cost up to seven million dollars to install sprinklers in the rest of the state dormitories.
If funding is approved, all of Wyoming's residential halls could be retrofitted with sprinklers within a year.