- Community Water Resource Development
The oil- and agriculture-based economy in western Oklahoma faces threats from extreme drought. Burns & McDonnell is helping this town develop new water resources and engineer systems that will allow it to survive and thrive over the next 50 years, including managing an expected doubling of the population. Watch a video from the EPA describing the town's journey. (Click the Clinton, OK, tab.)
Our team quickly identified and evaluated potential resources and viable treatment options. The short-term solution: Create a single groundwater well. Design and construction for the Dixon Well proceeded rapidly, allowing water to flow into town almost immediately. The well — with a full production depth of 60 feet and with a potential for generating 500,000 gallons of water per day — connects to an existing 24-inch pipeline that flows into the city from Clinton Lake.
The long-term solution extends further, calling for multiple groundwater wells, 17 miles of raw water pipelines, a 3 million-gallons-per-day reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment plant, finished water storage, high-service pumping, and integration of the new supply into the city’s existing system for distributing water — all planned and designed by professionals from Burns & McDonnell.
The team worked to fast-track permits, plans and designs in cooperation with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality and the Oklahoma Water Resources Board.
- Hydrological evaluation
- Water rights acquisition
- Water quality investigations
- Test well design
- Water chemistry management
- Wastewater reuse evaluations
- Fast-track permitting
- Regulatory coordination
- Bond counsel for financing