The city council has approved a resolution authorizing a loan from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board in the amount of $9,995,000 for a water treatment plant. The project was awarded to Walter Morgan Construction, Inc., of Manhattan, Kan., with construction scheduled to begin in February.


The city council has approved a resolution authorizing a loan from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board in the amount of $9,995,000 for a water treatment plant.

 

The project was awarded to Walter Morgan Construction, Inc., of Manhattan, Kan., with construction scheduled to begin in February.

 

Construction costs are estimated in the amount of $8,947,500. The building will be at the site of the existing water treatment plant east of downtown on State Highway 7 and will take 18 months to complete.

 

The loan is another step forward for the city, which was proactive in plans for a water treatment plant.

 

“We have been working on this way before I got here,” Davis City Manager Roger Pulley said. “It will increase our potential to add new customers and we just felt it was time to provide a better product to our citizens.”

 

The current water treatment plant is located at the back of the site and the new treatment plant will be placed north, closer to the highway.

 

“The construction will not interfere with the existing plant,” Pulley said. New lagoons and clear wells will also be placed at the site to replace old ones.

 

Aiding the city in the project is a 1-cent sales tax, which has been collected in recent years. The city has also been accumulating monies from an increase in utility fees to pay off engineering costs.

 

The council also approved amending a contract with Garver, LLC to include construction observation services. Pulley cited the relationship the city has had with Garver and its familiarity with the project as reasons for the firm to be retained for observation services.

 

Michael Pineda
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