OKLAHOMANS PROJECTED TO BENEFIT
ESTIMATED PROJECT DURATION
Ringwood plans to continue their investment in the physical infrastructure of the town?s waterlines. To enhance the capabilities of water services for the well-being of all citizens, Ringwood will replace over 5,800 linear feet of waterline, beginning from our water tower on the east side of our community. We will be upgrading from antiquated 4? clay pipe to new and safer 6? PVC pipe. Nine fire hydrants will also be replaced to improve fire protection for the safety of our community along with 12 new gate valves to aid our water department in locating and repairing water leaks more efficiently.
The current asbestos-cement (transite) clay pipes have corroded. The corrosion degrades the pipes, causing them to be less efficient and more susceptible to leakage and breakage, and continues this trend for the life of the pipe. Leaking pipes cost the municipality money each year in leak detection, repair, and labor expenses. Source: https://www.exponent.com/services/practices/engineering/buildings--structures/capabilities/asbestoscement-transite-pipe-in-water-distributi__/?serviceId=962f01e0-65f2-41ec-b20e-940340a4ab50&loadAllByPageSize=true&knowledgePageSize=7&knowledgePageNum=0&newseventPageSize=7&newseventPageNum=0&professionalsPageNum=1 When asbestos pipes break down, it causes the fibrous mineral to leach into the pipes. It has been linked to pulmonary diseases including mesothelioma and other cancers. When the pipes corrode, the fibers clog pipes. Source: https://www.trenchlesspedia.com/asbestos-cement-pipe-why-its-problem-and-how-trenchless-can-fix-it/2/3403
? The Town of Ringwood lost Dirt Road Threads, a small business in town due to the pandemic. Ringwood is an oil and gas town. During the pandemic, several oil field companies were forced to reduce the number of employees they employed. From the year 2019 to 2020, the town?s sales tax decreased by 15.6 percent according to oktap.tax.ok.gov. ? Ringwood has a poverty level of over three percent higher than the state average. The Ringwood Fire Department would benefit greatly from increased water flow because the existing 4? pipe does not provide water at a proper flow rate for fire protection. Therefore, increasing the size to 6? allows the fire department to take better care of its community. In the current system, water leaks cause the water to be shut down while the leak is repaired. This shuts the water off to the 400 students and faculty at the school and numerous residents. New water lines would mean fewer leaks and less downtime for water to the school. Increased efficiency would also mean decreased costs for water due to fewer repairs and diagnostics.
Project performance will be measured by increased water efficiency, reduced leaks that cause the water to be shut off to most residents, and increased safety of drinking water from the replacement of clay pipe. The City is familiar with the Compliance and Reporting Guidance for State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds and understands our reporting responsibilities. All documents related to this project will be stored for reports. The reporting elements from the ARPA Reporting Fact Sheet will be used to report work completed on this project. All documentation will be kept, organized, and updated by the Ringwood Town Manager and NODA. NODA and the Town Manager will complete the reports together, ensuring all required documentation is reported.
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
Community Develop Block Grants
Municipal government entity
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