OKLAHOMANS PROJECTED TO BENEFIT
ESTIMATED PROJECT DURATION
Repair and upgrade of severely dilapidated sewer lagoon with 4 cells, dredging, riprapping, and discharge area valve replacement project for municipal sewer system.
The project interventions, and project cost estimates, have been determined by Myers Engineering, a qualified engineering firm familiar with the municipality's water system. The project was identified as mandatory in Newkirk's Capital Improvement Plan in 2020 developed by the Northern Oklahoma Development Authority.
The City of Newkirk is a rural community with a low to moderate income population of 50.23%. Further, 19.7% of the population is considered below the poverty level, higher than the state average. The municipality also provides utilities for a tribal housing community, just to the east of the city, for Kaw Nation. The area has seen a number of impacts from the pandemic, including loss of income, loss of revenue, reduction of employment hours, educational impacts, supply chain disruptions, and increased cost of goods. The results of these increased costs and availability of materials and supplies have increased strains on the City's infrastructure.
Project performance will be measured using construction documents, prepared by the engineering firm, and approved by City Commission. Bidding for the project will adhere to the competitive bidding act. The engineering firm will review and inspect all phases of construction, ensuring specifications are properly followed, according to current building codes and applicable regulations. City Hall will serve as the repository for all project documents and data.
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: Centralized Wastewater Collection and Conveyance
FEDERAL GRANT AMOUNT
FEDERAL GRANT DESCRIPTION
Municipal government entity
Data source: Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services / More information »