OKLAHOMANS PROJECTED TO BENEFIT
ESTIMATED PROJECT DURATION
more than 24 months
Update rural water lines and expand line to service more households in our designated area. Adair County is an economically depressed rural area. For the area to grow and improve, infrastructure for clean drinking water has to be updated and expanded. The rural water district is approximately 40 years old and must be updated to supply the clean water needed. Expansion is required for homes without rural water and building of new homes.
Adair County Rural Water District # 2 has 80 miles of water line: approximately 18 miles of 6" lines, 8 miles of 4" lines, 6 miles of 3" lines, and 48 miles of 2" lines. Many of these lines are 30 to 40 years old as well as the capacity of the 2" and 3" lines will not allow expansion for new customers. Hydraulic analyses are current and up to date for the Rural Water District #2 system. Approximately 3 to 5 miles of new line would be added as expansion. Also, some of the 2' and 3' water lines would be upsized based on the hydraulic analysis. The water lines will be looped together, where feasible, to allow for expansion and continued service when repairs are needed.
Adair County is an economically distressed rural community. The funding is limited, and the only way to update and expand the water lines are to raise rates to offset the cost. Rural water districts don't have the ratio of households, per mile of water lines, to spread the cost like a city or municipality. Many of the households are unable to pay the rates that would be required to do the needed updates and expansion. 22.3% of the residents' lives below the poverty level. The community was adversely affected by the pandemic with health issues and inflation.
The projects will be managed by the Operating Manager with assistance from the engineering firm listed below. Detail metrics will be used to monitor the bidding, scheduling, cost, inspection and completion of each phase of the project. Also, the Operating manager will be reporting to the board of directors monthly using the metrics for board review and approval of needed. The engineering firm, Holloway, Updike and Bellan, will be assisting in the design and bidding process as well as assisting the Operating Manager with any issues on the projects.
ONGOING INVESTMENT AMOUNT
ONGOING INVESTMENT DESCRIPTION
ONGOING INVESTMENT REQUIRED
One-time project will not need continued funding
Investments in Water, Sewer, and Broadband
Drinking water: Transmission & Distribution
FEDERAL GRANT AMOUNT
FEDERAL GRANT DESCRIPTION
Other non or not-for profit entity
Data source: Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services / More information »