OKLAHOMANS PROJECTED TO BENEFIT
ESTIMATED PROJECT DURATION
The purpose of the project is to improve access to clean drinking water for livestock as well as enhance the student experience. Water infrastructure repairs and upgrades will provide students understanding and knowledge of working with a functional farm watering system.
Other areas of campus water infrastructure have been replaced as proposed and we have seen success in a more efficient system.
Oklahoma Panhandle State University is situated in the heart of one of the largest agricultural regions in the nation, giving students the opportunity to experience farming and ranching lifestyles firsthand. The agriculture faculty at OPSU is dedicated to giving students hands?on opportunities such as having classes at the OPSU farm where current water infrastucture is in need of repairs and upgrades. In addition, the farm includes facilities for the annual bull test, which is the longest running bull test in the nation most recently hosting the 70th annual bull test. This investment in water infrastructure will improve access to clean drinking water for livestock as well as enhance the student experience. Water infrastructure repairs and upgrades will provide students understanding and knowledge of working with a functional farm watering system. Water infrastructure repairs will not only impact instruction at the farm, but will also impact other programs such as rodeo and equestrian teams that also share facilities with the farm. Livestock for these teams will share the use of water infrastructure. To continue the tradition of excellence in these programs, the water infrastructure investment is mission critical.
Performance can be measured by decrease in labor time spent watering livestock as well as reduced labor time on repairs and repair service/material costs for current system. Efficiencies will be measured in time and cost savings as well as reduced water waste with current leaks in the system from an aged piping system of the original concrete piping system.
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: Other water infrastructure
FEDERAL GRANT AMOUNT
FEDERAL GRANT DESCRIPTION
U.S. Department of Education Title V, Developing Hispanic Serving Institution Grant U.S. Department of Education, Adult Education and Literacy Grant U. S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration Grant National Science Foundation, Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Grant U.S. Department of Education, Upward Bound Trio Grant
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