OKLAHOMANS PROJECTED TO BENEFIT
ESTIMATED PROJECT DURATION
The purpose of this project is to address stormwater concerns. This year the City of Muskogee worked with an engineering firm to create a master drainage plan to address flooding concerns in the city limits. We would like to analyze the drainage issues our city experience during heavy rain events and implement solutions to prevent future problems. The study ranks watersheds throughout the city to provide detailed maps with total stream miles to be studied, paying particular attention to FEMA streams in areas of new development in Muskogee. With this study, we are be able to analyze drainage areas, hydrology costs, problem areas and identify future projects to help determine the best course of action moving forward to deal with all water issues. Future years of the municipal budget may include dedicated stormwater funds for implementation, but the additional funding is needed to carry out the proposed projects.
Muskogee is the county seat and the largest city in Muskogee County with 36,878 residents (2020Census). It is a regional hub city with residents from six surrounding counties traveling to Muskogee daily for employment, services, and entertainment. The improvements requested in our water treatment plant project are essential as it is the only source of water for 55,000 residents in seven rural water districts, four towns, including the historic black community of Taft, and two state prisons, in addition to the City of Muskogee. Vulnerable populations include 17.1% of residents over age 65 and 24.4% of residents under age 18.Further, 21.1% are in poverty including29.4% of children under 18. Muskogee County has a high percentage of minority residents with 59.9% of its residents White; 10.9% Black; 19.7% American Indian;8.8% two or more races; and 6.6% Hispanic. Minority populations in general have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic due to decreased access to health services. The opportunity to assess and improve this raw water line will better serve current residents who are now adversely affected by our inability to address these issues due to financial limitations. Moreover, the remediation of identified problems will further promote economic development and provide stability to our community.
Performance will be measured by the completion and implementation of the master drainage plan.
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
Clean Water: Stormwater
FEDERAL GRANT AMOUNT
FEDERAL GRANT DESCRIPTION
Clean Water State Revolving fund $363,957.86; Dept of Homeland Security, Emergency Management Performance Grants $31,285.00; Dept of the Interior, Historic Preservation Committee $ $5,000.00; FEMA - Emergency management projects, Water Treatment Facility, Berm Build $123,953.02; Mental health Grant 29,167.82; ##EDA grant 360,262.17; Emergency Shelter 58,953.93B18; Dept of Justice - bullet proof vests 1,275.80; ##Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant, for improving core road infrastructure and wastewater collection system in the Muskogee Industrial Park
Municipal government entity
Data source: Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services / More information »