OKLAHOMANS PROJECTED TO BENEFIT
ESTIMATED PROJECT DURATION
In 2013, an appraisal study was performed by the United States Bureau of Reclamation outlining the need to bring raw water from Lake of the Arbuckles to the City of Sulphur, Oklahoma. Sulphur has been a paying member city of AMCD but has never utilized the resource. They rely strictly on groundwater from the Arbuckle Simpson Aquifer. The study also defined the need 2 rural water districts' have for treated water in the very near future. Also the small community of Dougherty, Oklahoma that can't afford to repair an outdated and unrepairable water plant could easily be added to this pipeline, treatment plant and trunk lines to supply the treated water. There also exists a possible need to supply water to the Chickasaw Nation that has a growing financial interest in the immediate area. ie: Chickasaw Cultural Center, etc.
We feel our project is near shovel ready. An appraisal study has been completed by the United States Bureau of Reclamation, updated cost have been documented. This project, once completed could benefit more than the City of Sulphur, but added to that, the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, The town of Dougherty, 2 Rural Water Districts and the investment properties of the Chickasaw Nation locally. The Chickasaw Nation supports this project fully.
Sulphur Oklahoma, Dougherty Oklahoma. The raw water from the lake has always been available for Sulphur to utilize but they have depended on groundwater from the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer. The Covid Pandemic has had small communities really reluctant to start any projects for growth, or planning for 50-100 years into the future. This project would insure that our grandchildren and beyond would have an adequate supply of drinking water. And also ensure the sustainability of the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer.
Since we already have an appraisal study done, we have hired an engineer that is confirming our cost estimates that include a pumping plant upgrade at Arbuckle Dam for pumps to deliver more raw water through our existing aqueduct to the point where we would install a trunk line for delivery to Sulphur, Ok. An additional pump station to deliver Sulphur's allocation of 1.78 mgd of raw water through a new 14" pipeline to a holding tank, then to their new proposed water treatment plant in which they are applying for grant funding. We will be hiring a project engineer to oversee the complete project once funded.
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 »