The Town of Glendo, Wyoming


Glendo is a community small in number (229 residents)but Big in Heart! Incorporated on May 20, 1922 the Glendo area is rich in history. The California, Oregon, Mormon Trails and the Overland Stage route passed south of Glendo.


The Town of Glendo is located near scenic Glendo Reservoir. This reservoir, when full, is one of the larger bodies of fresh water in the State of Wyoming. The recreational opportunities afforded by Glendo Reservoir and the nearby Laramie Peak Area of the Medicine Bow National Forest make this a perfect get away.

Glendo lies along I-25, one hundred miles north of Cheyenne. Glendo Airport is suitable for daylight use by small, private aircrafts.


Glendo has an excellent Kindergarten through Grade 12 school, Senior Center, Senior Housing, Glendo Branch Library, Catholic Church, Episcopal Church, and Community Church, 4 motels, several rv parks, 2 convenience stores, gas station, 4 restaurants, marina, boat repair garages, boat storage units, beauty shop, and a post office.

Water Quality

In Wyoming, the need for water softening is especially acute. Glendo, Wyoming is the the southeastern part of the state in Platte County, and the surface water for this area comes from the North Platte and Laramie rivers, two sources that eventually drain into the Missouri-Mississippi River Basin. However, a significant percentage of the area’s water comes from groundwater, principally three strata of aquifers, “Quaternary-age unconsolidated-deposit aquifers, Tertiary-age units of the High Plains aquifer system, and Upper Cretaceous bedrock aquifers” (according to Cheryl A. Eddy-Miller’s article on the subject). The problem is predictable: the rich geological of Wyoming’s terrain (the rocks of Wyoming are one of the great natural wonders of the West) has the less desirable side effect of leaching many hard ions into the groundwater that Wyoming residents and industrial plants rely on. In southeastern Wyoming, levels of common ions such as sulfate, fluoride, chloride, sodium & potassium, calcium & magnesium are often well above the recommended average Maximum Contaminant Level and Secondary Maximum Contaminant Level as set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2011 (see Eddy-Miller). It’s clear: the Wyoming rocks are a wonderful sight to behold for tourists, but wreak havoc on the water source used everyday by ordinary Wyomingans.