State loan to fund Broken Arrow wastewater plant upgrade
BY ZACK STOYCOFF World Staff Writer
Saturday, November 17, 2012
11/17/12 at 5:45 AM
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BROKEN ARROW - A state loan will fund the bulk of a $7 million upgrade for Broken Arrow's Haikey Creek wastewater treatment plant, officials said.
The 20-year, $6.5 million Oklahoma Water Resources Board loan, announced this week, will help replace outdated equipment and increase the capacity of the 29-year-old plant, according to a news release.
The city will contribute $500,000, the release says.
The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality has ordered the city to replace the plant's flow equalization basin liner, which is 25 years old and has rips, according to the release.
Other upgrades will include replacing disinfection equipment and improving sludge-handling and aeration systems.
The project will take about seven months, officials said.
The plant is the largest of two in Broken Arrow and can process 16 million gallons a day.