OKLAHOMANS PROJECTED TO BENEFIT
ESTIMATED PROJECT DURATION
The City of Barnsdall (City) and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) have entered into a Consent Order, Case number 16-113 in order to correct violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Correcting the violations will require the addition of a new clarifier and modernize their Water Treatment Facility to run more efficiently. The City has a consent order with DEQ on the wastewater plant and recently, the dam was breached which caused 2.5 million dollars in damage to their spillway. Receiving a grant for this project will lessen the financial burden of City as it prepares to make other improvements to the spillway at the water supply lake and required improvements mandated by the DEQ on their wastewater collection system.
The existing water treatment plant (WTP) is considered a package plant which was allowed by the DEQ at the time it was built. Since then, Congress had passed several amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act which require a much higher quality of drinking water. The design of the WTP will be in accordance with the updated DEQ construction standards which will require the addition of a clarifier prior to the filter units. This additional treatment unit is not only required but has proven to be effective at removing the contaminants in the raw water and significantly improve water quality.
The City of Barnsdall and OSAGE CO RWD #18 drink water provided by the Barnsdall WTP. The drinking water produced by the WTP contains disinfection-products including trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids at levels higher than allowed by EPA. Studies have shown drinking water containing high levels of these contaminants can cause cancer. EPA considers the water safe at levels of 60 ppb of haloacetic acids and 80 ppb for trihalomethanes. Those disproportionately impacted are those families that cannot afford to buy bottled water and therefore must drink water that may contain a known carcinogen.
The project will require plans and specifications submitted an approved by DEQ. We will then bid the project in accordance with the State Competitive Bidding Act which will include a schedule for completion. It is anticipated the project will take 12 month once bid. Additional funds required to finance the project will be provided by the City or a combination of City and DWSRF funds. The project manager will be the City's engineer and a project schedule will be submitted by the contractor as to sequence of events required to complete the project. The City's engineer will provide management throughout the project as well as inspection. Pay requests will not be release until the engineer has made a site visit and concurs with the contractor on work accomplished.
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: Treatment
FEDERAL GRANT AMOUNT
FEDERAL GRANT DESCRIPTION
Osage Nation has provided ARPA funds for water and wastewater projects. The City is asking that those funds be directed towards rebuilding the City's Water Supply Lake Dam Spillway replacement.
Municipal government entity
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