? Alva will upgrade the current potable water infrastructure to meet current municipal standards and sufficiently supply the City?s needs. The current water supply system requires upgrades to the wells, communication system, transmission lines, meters, valves, hydrants, and a storage tank. Of the 50 wells in Alva?s well field, 18 are in service and only two are adequate and compliant with current standards. The electrical boxes in the well are outdated and some are no longer functioning. Alva will drill 17 new offset wells that are compliant with standards and guidelines to better serve the community. Alva will update the communication system to new Radio Telemetry Units (RTU) with the control unit at the public works facility. The Current well field is located 20 miles south of town and has inefficient lines that transmit water. The updates will replace the lines to increase the efficiency of the water system and reduce power demands. To increase accuracy and efficiency, Alva will upgrade the drive-by meters to automatic meters with automatic reading capabilities. To meet ODEQ standards, Alva will upgrade the lines providing flow from fire hydrants from 4? to 6?. Finally, Alva?s current water tanks cannot supply adequate water during peak day demand. Improvements will be to replace the 500,000-gallon tank with a 1-million-gallon tank. .


?Old mechanical meters degrade over time and may fail to provide accurate measurement readings. Hard water, debris, age, lime deposits, and corrosion all reduce the accuracy of analog meters, leading to lower measurements and the risk of unbilled water use. This means cities and towns could potentially be losing as much as 15-25% of their annual water revenues due to aging technologies and water distribution infrastructure. According to a 2014 national research statistic, 2.1 trillion gallons is lost each year because of aging and leaky pipes, broken water mains, and faulty water meters at a national cost of $3 billion? The automated meter system ensures water usage is accurately and efficiently tracked, saving time and money for water utilities and their customers.? ? Automated water meters:,water%20utilities%20and%20their%20customers.


The City of Alva supplies water to three rural water districts. The region receives about 20? of rain per year which is 10? lower than the average in the United States. This area is also, largely agriculture-based with crops and livestock. Farmers and ranchers rely heavily on rural water for irrigation and livestock water. Currently, Woods County is in a D3-Extreme Drought where grasses are dormant, hay is nonexistent, planting is delayed, fields are spotty, and emergency CRP grazing is authorized. Cattle and livestock have little water and feed, wildfires are increasing and air quality is poor. These updates will assist the agriculture industry in Woods County, allow for economic growth, and secure water for future droughts as the arid dry line continues to move east. These updates would affect Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Alva School District (approx. 1049 students, 23% minority), Washington Early Childhood Center, Longfellow Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Middle School, and High School. Additionally, Alva supplies water to the Avard Regional Industrial Rail Park and the Bill Johnson Correctional Center with a capacity of 584 inmates.


? Project performance will be measured by increased water supply and room for growth in customers served, a more efficient communication system, improved water transmission from well field, and meeting ODEQ standards for hydrants and transmission lines. The upgraded water meters will allow city employees more time to spend on other maintenance and repairs in the city. ? The City of Alva is familiar with the Compliance and Reporting Guidance for State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds and understands our reporting responsibilities. All documentation will be kept, organized, and updated by OEDA and the town clerk will complete the reports together, ensuring all required documentation is reported.






Able to continue operation without additional funding from the State of Oklahoma


Investments in Water, Sewer, and Broadband


Drinking water: Transmission & Distribution




FAA 695,943




Municipal government entity

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