Rural Water District #1, Kay County purchases treated water from Ponca City, OK. Using data collected from meter readings, the District determined 30% of the water they had purchased was being lost through leaks. The District has also experienced growth in the northern part of their service area. They contracted with CGA Engineers, Inc. to provide them with a plan to replace the waterlines in the areas experiencing most loss, and design a new main to increase supply in the northern half of the District.
CGA Engineers reviewed the data, supplied by the operator for RWD #1, Kay County, and determined that 29,000 feet of waterlines would need to be replaced. CGA Engineers also found the best way to serve the northern area would be to add 8,000 feet of 6-inch waterline with a booster pump to increase the supply and create a loop in the existing system. Looping allows the system to be fed from two different supply lines, creating redundancy. Coupled with a booster pump station, the additional line increases pressure and supply, and reduces the delivery time of the water to the customers in the northern half of the District. A new master meter was installed between the Ponca City water system and the District's system for this new supply line.
The pump station was designed to meet the current and future needs of the District. It is designed using 3 high efficiency pumps with variable frequency drive controllers to meet all Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality standards. The system was tying into an existing standpipe approximately 3 miles away. Therefore, a radio telemetry control system was incorporated into the design to control the pumps for maximum efficiency. CGA Engineers designed a metal building pump station, with enough space for the District to use as a workshop. The pump station design also included the concrete footings, grading, drainage, and perimeter fencing for the site.
The new 6-inch line to be installed required the District to acquire right of way across the center of a one-mile section. CGA Engineers surveyed the area and wrote the new utility easements for the District to negotiate with the landowners for rights.
CGA Engineers was also responsible for preparing the documents to secure permits from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality for construction.
Construction Cost - $750,000.00