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Bristow Municipal Authority

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The Bristow Municipal Authority (Authority) located in Creek County serves 1,689 sewer customers and 1,724 water customers. According to the 2010 U.S Census the population was 4,222.

The Authority’s current treatment process is extended aeration. The design average daily flow is 1.75 MGD, and the receiving waterbody is Little Deep Fork Creek which is listed on the 303(d) list for turbidity, enterococcus, escherichia coli. The Authority is under a consent order for permit violations of at their wastewater treatment plant (WWTP).

The Authority needs to make improvements to their wastewater treatment plant in order to address the violations for biological oxygen demand (BOD), total suspended solids (TSS), carbonaceous biological oxygen demand (CBOD), ammonia and E.coli. The Authority will utilize the funds to install new batch reactors, ultraviolet disinfection, headworks, and a lab and control building with a new control system.

Also, the Authority currently has positive displacement meters which are five to twenty-five years old. The meters have reached their useful life, and typically these meters lose their ability to accurately measure water usage on the low and high demand side of the water flow curve as they age. To address this issue the Authority will utilize the funds to install a solid-state meter system consisting of approximately 1,740 meters.

With the installation of the meter system and upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant, the amount of effluent being discharged into Little Deep Fork Creek will be reduced. Additionally, this project helps to meet Oklahoma's Water for 2060 goals by focusing on water conservation and efficiency and reducing unintended flows to the wastewater treatment plant.