Enid moves ahead with 3rd phase of 70-mile Kaw Lake water line

Another phase of the nearly $12 million, 70-mile Kaw Lake pipeline carrying water from near Ponca City southwest to Enid has been approved by the Enid City Commission.

Members voted to approve Phase III which will get underway this month with work ongoing across Osage, Kay, Noble and Garfield counties. Total cost will be $12.1 million.

Chris Gdanski, Director of Engineering for Enid says the environmental review will be completed in preparation for getting the appropriate permits. There will also be a completion of survey work, acquiring the needed easements along the pipeline and completing the design for all of the infrastructure projects.

“We will have identifiable crews in the field surveying with both drones and traditional methods,” he explained.

Construction is currently scheduled to begin in early 2020 and includes an Intake and Pump Station at Kaw Lake, approximately 70 miles of 36” raw water pipeline and a new Water Treatment Plant.

It was in June 2015 when the Enid city commission okayed a contract with Garver LLC for professional engineering services to help with phase one. The second phase was approved in January 2017. This third phase will take about 18 months.