Claremore Daily Progress


October 9, 2012

Water woes worry council

$188,800 to pay for engineering, water treatability study

CLAREMORE — The Claremore City Council continues to look for solutions for the water quality issues and a $10 million water treatment facility that has not produced clean water since its construction in 2000.

The council voted last week to spend $188,800 for engineering and a raw water treatability study.
“The existing water treatment plant produces more water than it was designed to produce,” said Chris Cochran, city engineer.
The contract with Garver is expected to produce a clear picture of the work that will need to be done to bring the plant up to date.
Additionally, the scope of the study is treatability.  City officials plan to look at other options pending the study findings.
One option is to purchase treated water from the Oklahoma Ordnance Works Authority, OOWA plant in Pryor, OK. 
The plant draws its raw water from the Grand River below Lake Hudson. 
Currently, the city of Broken Arrow has contracted water services with OOWA but soon they will have completed construction of a new water treatment plant.
Broken Arrow’s plant will eliminate the need to purchase from OOWA and open up an opportunity for the city of Claremore.
The report will evaluate a conventional system, the addition of a MIEX system and purchasing treated water from OOWA.
A MIEX system is designed to help with the removal of organic compounds in the water.
Another option the city is considering is changing the way it receives water from Oologah Lake to avoid mixing water with Claremore Lake, according to Cochran.
The primary issue for Claremore Lake and the city’s water is organic compounds.
The city has failed the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, DEQ water standards twice this year alone.
Both times residents were provided with mandatory water quality notices, according to city officials.
The letters explain the issue and notify the public of any health risks.
“You do not need to use an alternate water supply or take other actions. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor,” according to the letter.
City officials and the council have been working since March to find a solution for the city’s water quality issues.

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