OKLAHOMANS PROJECTED TO BENEFIT
ESTIMATED PROJECT DURATION
To enhance their capabilities of services for the well-being of all citizens, Jet needs to purchase a generator for Well #7 and upgrade Well #5?S electrical boxes and panels that were built in 1944 and drill a new well. The Town of Jet suffers from power outages frequently because of wind and poor electrical service. When their wells lose electricity, the school, three fire departments, Great Salt Plains State Park, the lead and copper plant, Goltry (a nearby town which they supply water for), and Kegelman Field (Vance Air Force Base) also lose water. Investing in their water infrastructure will build a safer, more reliable water service for their citizens, including the most vulnerable: Schools, the elderly, and fire departments.
?The current electrical equipment at well #5 is experiencing component obsolescence and poor functionality at times. Due to safety concerns, component availability, and the need for reliability to produce water as expected, the recommendation is to replace and not repair the electrical equipment currently installed at this well.? ?Hoffman & Ewbank, Well drilling and services. Please see attachment: Town of Jet Electrical Recommendation
The City of Jet was impacted during the pandemic by increased demand for water due to residents working and schooling from home. The supply chain was strained during the pandemic so many residents increased their gardens, increasing water use. Jet has a four percent higher elderly population than the state average at 21%. Elderly who are home-bound or do their shopping local rely on the local water source. During times when the town is without water, so are the residents and businesses.
The City of Jet is familiar with the Compliance and Reporting Guidance for State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds and understands our reporting responsibilities. All documents related to this project will be stored for reports. The reporting elements from the ARPA Reporting Fact Sheet will be used to report work completed on this project. All documentation will be kept, organized, and updated by NODA and the city clerk will complete the reports together, ensuring all required documentation is reported. Project performance will be measured by the reduction of instances of lost water supply to schools, fire departments, and residents due to power outages. Currently, the power supply from Alfalfa Electric Cooperative is easily lost during high winds and any inclement weather. Including a generator and updated electrical boxes and panels will increase the reliability of their water service. Project performance will also be measured by reduced costs of repairs to good pump and electrical parts. Currently, the well?s electrical parts are almost 80 years old and outdated.
ONGOING INVESTMENT AMOUNT
ONGOING INVESTMENT DESCRIPTION
ONGOING INVESTMENT REQUIRED
Able to continue operation without additional funding from the State of Oklahoma
Investments in Water, Sewer, and Broadband
Drinking water: Transmission & Distribution
FEDERAL GRANT AMOUNT
FEDERAL GRANT DESCRIPTION
CDBG Project 59,064.33
Municipal government entity
Data source: Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services / More information »