Laramie, Wy – Faster growth than expected is already straining the city of Buffalo's nine-year-old water treatment plant.
Projections in 1995 forecast that Buffalo's population would not reach its current population until 2011.
The Buffalo Bulletin reports that last June, the city used 75 percent of the water produced by the treatment plant. The plant had to be run at full capacity 24 hours a day to keep up with demand.
Measures to keep water flowing to the city include construction of a water tank that will be ready in June 2005.