Port of Inola wastewater treatment plant ready for design phase
Oklahoma – The city of Tulsa-Rogers County Port Authority was awarded a $22.3 million grant in September 2022 for the Port of Inola Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant. The money was part of $38.2 million the Tulsa region received as one of 21 recipients of a Build Back Better Regional Challenge.
The Port of Inola project is estimated to cost a total of $27.9 million, with Tulsa Ports paying the $5.58 million balance. The Inola plant will be in a 2,400-acre industrial park at the port.
On Jan. 19, the port authority board approved engineering services for the plant. This is the first step before requesting federal approval to proceed with construction. Schematic design for the plant will take approximately eight months showing it can treat about 3.1 million gallons of water per day (MGD), with plans for an ultimate capacity of 20 MGD.
Port officials want to build the wastewater treatment plant to possibly lure additional manufacturing plants to the Tulsa Port of Inola’s Industrial Park.