OKLAHOMANS PROJECTED TO BENEFIT
ESTIMATED PROJECT DURATION
The town has determined it will need 1.5 million gallons per day of water to meet its current and future demand. It is currently building a 1.0-million-gallon water treatment plant to treat water from Pennington Creek its only current supply source of water. Pennington Creek has recently experienced flows below minimum requirements to treat their drinking water thus creating the need and urgency for a secondary supply source of water. The additional demand is proposed to be from groundwater wells to augment the needed demand and diversify its source water.
The proposed project was identified through a 2018 USBOR WaterSMART grant in collaboration with the US Army Corp of Engineers Planning Assistance grant to study the feasibility of installing new water supply wells to meet current and future demands. This effort resulting in determining groundwater could be used to provide the additional water needed for the Town and its water customers.
The city of Tishomingo is a growing small town in Johnston County and has seen an exponential increase in seasonal population due to the pandemic. Tishomingo is in a rural part of Johnston County that has numerous waterways and outdoor recreations where people can vacation safely. In addition to the increase in tourist population Tishomingo has the only two hospitals in the county. Tishomingo is the Chickasaw Nation?s capital. The Chickasaw Nation holds several festivals and activities in and around the city of Tishomingo they also own one of the hospitals and provide numerous other services to the community. The Chickasaw Nation is currently expanding its hospital and health services to meet the COVID demands. With all this new influx of people has put a strain on Tishomingo?s water system that was already inadequate and struggling to keep up with demand. Johnson County has had 2998 cases of COVID with 47 deaths. Tishomingo?s LMI is 55.95% and has a population of 3133 of which 19.8% are elderly. Murray State College is also located in the City of Tishomingo it brings in 2143 students to the town. The city of Tishomingo has an additional seasonal population of 1500.
The City of Tishomingo will measure project performance by keeping well documented records, good communications with the Funding Agency, Engineer, Grant Administrator and Contractor to ensure that the project will proceed as required. The Grant Administrator and Engineer will work together to prepare documents for the City?s approval. The city already has designated an inhouse person dedicated to maintaining grant files and correspondence.
ONGOING INVESTMENT AMOUNT
ONGOING INVESTMENT DESCRIPTION
ONGOING INVESTMENT REQUIRED
One-time project will not need continued funding
Investments in Water, Sewer, and Broadband
Drinking water: Source
FEDERAL GRANT AMOUNT
FEDERAL GRANT DESCRIPTION
Municipal government entity
Data source: Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services / More information »