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August 20, 2012

Southwest Stillwater water pressure problems should improve by September 2013

STILLWATER, Okla. — Southwest Stillwater residents should see a boost in their water pressure by September 2013 when a booster station and pipeline brings the West 56th Avenue Water Tower online.

The Stillwater Utility Authority trustees learned Monday night that implemented and planned rate increases will be able to fund Phase 1 of the southwest Stillwater pressure-zone project and maintenance and repairs to the pipeline that delivers water from the Kaw Reservoir near Ponca City to Stillwater.

The Authority’s Chief Financial Office Marcy Alexander said Municipal Financial Services had reviewed anticipated revenues and determined those projects could be funded by a mix of cash payments and revenue bonds issued through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

The Authority will pay cash for the Perkins Road booster station and pipeline from West 56th Avenue to West 44th Avenue, Alexander said.

Water Utilities Director Anthony Daniels said his department would seek bids for the booster station and pipeline construction. Those projects should be completed no later than September 2013.

The Authority will need to hire consultants to develop environmental impact statements and identify and obtain easements and rights-of-way which could delay the project, Daniels said.

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