Westville Utility Authority

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The Westville Utility Authority (Authority) located in Adair County serves 575 sewer customers and 753 water customers. According to the 2010 U.S Census the population was 1,639. This project utilized multiple funding sources to complete the project: The Authority received principal forgiveness equal to fifty percent of the construction cost under Phase II of the principal forgiveness program, a Cherokee Nation grant, an OWRB REAP Grant, and local funds for a total cost of $236,984.76.

The Authority’s current treatment process is an aerated lagoon. The design average daily flow is 0.28 MGD, and the receiving water is Shell Branch Barren Fork which is not listed on the 303(d) list.

The Authority's wastewater collection system is over 90% Vitrified Clay Pipe (VCP). Also, areas of the Town have failing septic tank systems, which necessitate the lines be replaced and extended to connect and safely transport wastewater to the wastewater treatment facility. The Authority will utilize the funds to replace the VCP pipe with PVC pipe, and to extend the lines to connect to the wastewater treatment facility.

These projects will help to protect ground water quality for community residents and businesses in and near the Authority.