East Central Oklahoma Water Authority

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The East Central Oklahoma Water Authority (Authority) located in Muskogee County serves 154 sewer customers and 530 water customers. According to the 2010 U.S Census the population was 611. The Authority received loan forgiveness toward the construction of this project as Phase II of the loan forgiveness program.

The Authority’s current treatment process is a lagoon. The design average daily flow is 0.045 MGD, and the receiving waterbody is unnamed tributary to Dirty Creek which is listed on the 303(d) list for enterococcus, and dissolved oxygen.

The wastewater collection system scheduled to be replaced is old and failing. The flood of 2019 changed underground conditions causing the manholes and sewer line to begin sinking. In order to address this issue, the Authority will utilize the funds to replace approximately 570 feet of sewer line and repair the existing lift station.

Also, the authority has 605 old and failing water meters. The Authority will utilize the funds to replace the meters by installing Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) water meters encouraging water conservation and helps the state meet the Water for 2060 goals.