OKLAHOMANS PROJECTED TO BENEFIT
ESTIMATED PROJECT DURATION
This project will fund, totally or partially depending upon the amount of ARPA funds received, the replacement of approximately 640' of raw water pipeline infrastructure west of Tinker Air Force Base that supplies water to the City of Del City from Lake Thunderbird. This project will be in conjunction with and managed simultaneously with a federally-funded relocation of the Del City pipeline across Tinker property. This relocation is necessary to allow for the further expansion of facilities at Tinker Air Force Base by the Department of the Air Force and the US Army Corps of Engineers. Please see attached supporting documentation for further details and rationale.
In the attached supporting document, you will see a Opinion of Probable Construction Costs prepared by our project engineer. Furthermore, you will find data regarding the depletion of reserve/surplus funds at the District that was created by the pandemic. We would be happy to provide any further information you may require.
The Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District (COMCD) provides critical raw water supply to approximately 210,000 people in central Oklahoma for the cities of Midwest City, Norman and Del City and has done so since 1965. The operations of the District are completely funded by these member-cities. Each of them were adversely impacted by the pandemic in many ways, including revenue due to reduction in economic activity. Additionally, they and the District itself were affected by the extreme cold that gripped the area in February of 2021 creating numerous costly infrastructure failures. Recognizing the pandemic related impact to the cities, the District reduced the assessment to each city in Q4 of Fiscal Year 2020 to help provide much need financial mitigation for them. As a result, the District realized a $248,237.50 revenue reduction which impact the District's budget. According to the US Census Bureau, the three cities have a combined poverty rate of 16.55% compared to a statewide average of 14.3% (16% higher). Furthermore, Midwest City and Del City have a median household income of $48,199.50 which is 9% lower than the statewide median.
The project will be bid and managed in conjunction with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Tulsa District office. As such, the standards of performance for the project will be based upon those applicable to federally-funded projects and USACE standards, as well as Bureau of Reclamation standards (the builders of Lake Thunderbird and the water conveyance system). Examples of standards include timely execution of contract deliverables, adherence to contract modification procedures, maintenance of budgetary limits, federally required certification (Davis-Bacon, for example)
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
wo sources typically, but not routinely. WaterSmart grant monies from the Bureau of Reclamation are made available through a competitive process on occasion for special studies. Additionally, for a limited number of "extraordinary" maintenance issues, the District has received 50% cost-share monies. Both of these sources in a typical year account for 2% or less of our budget and do not occur every year.
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Data source: Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services / More information »