OKLAHOMANS PROJECTED TO BENEFIT
ESTIMATED PROJECT DURATION
more than 24 months
This project will construct a new lift-station and wastewater main for economic development purposes. The commercially zoned area in Newcastle is currently without wastewater service. The City of Newcastle has received numerous inquiries from commercial/retail developers regarding the available properties. However, the lack of wastewater service is a non-starter for these businesses. Missed revenue opportunities for the City of Newcastle is estimated at $750,000.00 to $1,000,000.00 annually.
Many of the Newcastle residents who are served by the wastewater system are lower income or fixed income groups, including assisted living residents, and apartment dwellers, many of whom are struggling due to lower incomes exacerbated by the pandemic and inflationary pressures. This project as part of an economic development strategy will assuredly provide future employment opportunities for many Newcastle residents as well as people from surrounding communities. Approximately 3000 cases (equaling 27% of Newcastle's population) of Covid-19 have been reported in Newcastle since the start of the pandemic which includes 22 deaths. Several businesses closed or significantly reduced operations during the height of the pandemic. Many of the Newcastle businesses are still trying to cope with labor shortages. This project provides an opportunity for Newcastle to attract commercial/retail development, capture untapped revenue, and create employment opportunities.
Sullivan's Engineering will be contracted for design and engineer services, bidding processes, permitting, construction oversight, and performance reporting. City staff will be responsible for ensuring collection of required programmatic data, as well as compliance with the Davis-Bacon Act. A third-party vendor will administer financial transactions and documents.
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: Other Sewer Infrastructure
FEDERAL GRANT AMOUNT
FEDERAL GRANT DESCRIPTION
Municipal government entity
Data source: Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services / More information »