OKLAHOMANS PROJECTED TO BENEFIT
ESTIMATED PROJECT DURATION
The purpose of this project is to replace and upgrade the aging water infrastructure in Major County. The water system is nearly fifty years old and has deteriorating and inadequate components across the entire system. To enhance the capabilities of services for current residents and the ability to add new customers, the system must be restored and modernized. Approximately nine miles of decaying, 6? mainlines must be replaced. A higher-capacity water tower must be added and eighty miles of antiquated 2? mainlines must be upgraded to 4? to improve current and future capacities. Numerous corrupted valves need replacing and a modern telemetry system must be installed. This is an ongoing project that serves about 25% of Major County?s residential customers and about 435 agricultural taps. MCRW has a waiting list for those who are ready to be added after these upgrades. These upgrades with allow 250 new residential and agricultural customers to be added to their system.
? MCRWD #1 must update this section of pipe that is 50 years old. The terrain it is located in is rocky, mountainous and hard to maneuver. With the maximum life of pipe being 70 years, they expect many repairs to begin if it?s not replaced soon. ? DEQ requires 24 hours of backup water. The current water tower does not hold enough for their current supply demands. Att. 4A shows how quickly the current tower loses supply when water is shut off. This does not provide enough back up water required by DEQ to meet supply demands.
? MCRW #1 serves a high elderly population. Major County has a 19.7% population over the age of 64-Almost four percent higher than the average age population in Oklahoma. Home-bound elderly need a safe and secure water supply to stay in their homes in rural Oklahoma. A safe and efficient water supply is essential to gathering places like small businesses and churches-Both are vital to rural Oklahoma. ? Major County has 801 farms; 98 percent are family farms and are currently in a D3 category drought. Farmers and ranchers who do not have access to rural water must haul water or liquidate/move their animals. If these producers had access to rural water rather than relying solely on pond capacity, they would be more resilient during droughts and extreme weather.
? Despite MCRW?s efforts, the current system has a 30% annual water loss. Project performance will be measured by increased water efficiency, reduced leaks which cause the water to be shut off, and increased safety of drinking water from replacement of outdated pipes. ? Major County Rural Water District #1 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 done on this project. All documentation will be kept, organized and updated by the Major County Rural Water Secretary and NODA. NODA and the secretary will complete the reports together, insuring all required documentation is reported.
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
Small 501-C3 Non-profit (<$1M revenue, annually)
Data source: Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services / More information »