OKLAHOMANS PROJECTED TO BENEFIT
ESTIMATED PROJECT DURATION
Clarifiers 1 and 2 at the Norman Water Treatment Plant were installed in 1965 when the treatment plant was first built. Each clarifier holds 1 million gallons of Lake Thunderbird water being treated with lime and ferric sulfate. Due to the age of these clarifiers staff is concerned about the structural integrity and how much longer they will last without significant damage. NUA hired SUEZ Technologies to do a small visual inspection at the beginning of this fiscal year and they found significant corrosion on parts of the structure. The NUA is currently under contract with Carollo Engineering to provide a more detailed inspection and provide rehabilitation suggestions. This contract is ongoing, but it is expected that rehabilitation, once determined, will cost approximately $500,000.
As mentioned in number 4, NUA hired SUEZ Water Technology Solutions to provide a small visual inspection of one of these clarifiers. This company owns the ?Accelerator? technology employed by these two clarifiers. They found significant pitting and corrosion of steel and indicated the need to repair/replace the launder and outer wall brackets, in addition to realignment for the hood structure and circular deckplate, as well as re-painting the structure. A copy of their report is attached to this document.
All citizens in Norman utilizing treated drinking water will be impacted by this project. This project will get a head start to any future emergency shutdown that might be needed due to series damage caused by potential failure if rehabilitation doesn?t take place now.
The NUA has had two other clarifiers installed since the plant was first built and maintenance has occurred for each of these clarifiers. However, maintenance due to age have not been investigated before. Once the project is complete, the clarifiers will be put back into service allowing for peak demand. Operators are skilled at dosage flow adjustments and monitor each clarifier every 2 hours.
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: Treatment
FEDERAL GRANT AMOUNT
FEDERAL GRANT DESCRIPTION
HUD:CDBG, Dept. of Interior:Historic Preserv., DOJ:JAG, DOT:Highway, EPA:Water, Home Secur, Tres:COV
Municipal government entity
Data source: Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services / More information »