Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust

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The Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust (Trust) located in Oklahoma County serves 213,985 sewer customers and 223,777 water customers. According to the 2010 U.S Census the population was 579,999.

The Trust’s current treatment process at three different plants is advanced treatment, bio-disc, and activated sludge. The design average daily flow at each of the plants respectively is 80, 15, and 11.5 MGD, and the receiving waterbodies are North Canadian River, Deer Creek, Chisholm Creek which are listed on the 303(d) list for dieldrin, dissolved oxygen, enterococcus, escherichia coli, nitrates and turbidity. The Trust has a city-wide plan to update all of the aging meters in their system. They are taking the approach of replacing the meters with automatic meter readers in phases until the entire system is updated. As part of this plan to update the system, they will utilize the funds to replace approximately 240,278 meters.

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.