OKLAHOMANS PROJECTED TO BENEFIT
ESTIMATED PROJECT DURATION
The City of Comanche is currently experiencing a surge of new businesses that pose a strain on our raw water supply demand. We currently receive the majority of our raw water from the WLMCD (Waurika Lake) but when they have a line break or other related shutdown we are forced to switch over to our alternate source, Comanche Lake. This line has been in place for approximately sixty years. Every time we engage the line we have new leaks, often significant. The line size is not sufficient to meet our GPM demand now. With the new demand being added to the system and proposed new housing and commercial developments that are in the works, we will have a significant raw water shortage. With the line replacement and pump upgrade project, we will be able in increase our capability and capacity to provide clean drinking water to our rural community for many years to come.
Water Run reports, payroll logs and DEQ reporting
Comanche provides water service to approximately 1700 residents, schools, and several businesses. In addition, we have an agreement to provide water services to the town of Meridian. During their peak season and in times they are offline we provide them 70,000 gallons per day to serve their 853 residents. In a pandemic or other crisis, water is you most valuable resource. On average our primary water supply is interrupted three to five times a year due to various reasons. In some cases these are during a water usage peak. While on our secondary line we must suspend all mutual aid supply and run the plant 24/7 just to maintain minimum levels. During winter storm Uri in 2021 our system was stretched to it?s max. We reached critical levels trying to supply Comanche and Meridian to keep us both out of a boil order.
Performance of this project will be measured in the number of GPM we can receive into our water treatment facility. An additional measuring factor will be the comparison of chloramines and THHM?s between both water sources which will allow us to pull from the best water source as conditions change and not be forced to settle with one point service with an emergency backup.
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: Nonpoint Source
FEDERAL GRANT AMOUNT
FEDERAL GRANT DESCRIPTION
Municipal government entity
Data source: Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services / More information »