Oklahoma City pipeline to mitigate drought effects

Ponca City Now - February 17, 2015 7:45 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma City officials plan to lay a 29-mile pipeline to help offset the effects of a multiyear drought on the municipal water supply.

Water levels at both of the city’s northern reservoirs have dropped and officials are working to move water from the south. The pipeline will connect the Lake Stanley Draper treatment plant with a booster station.

City officials say they don’t know the overall cost of the project. They say 75 percent has been completed for about $67 million.

A city engineer says the pipeline will ease demands on Lake Hefner and Lake Overholser. He said officials will be able to better manage current and future droughts.

 

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