The Washington D.C.-based Environmental Council of the States is out with a list of nearly $15 billion dollar waster and wastewater projects it describes as “ready to go.”
Oklahoma has 20 of the projects with a total of $642,185,000 in funding this year. Eleven are for drinking water projects and 9 are for wastewater improvements. There is a $30 million project to replace waterline surge tanks in Atoka. Oklahoma City has a $17 million project to make improvements to the water treatment plant pump station and intake at Draper Lake. Another Oklahoma City project is $7.5 million in improvements to the Lake Hefner water treatment plant and electrical loop.