Water board approves $205M for Enid’s Kaw Lake project
Oklahoma – The Enid Municipal Authority secured $205 million in funding from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board for the city’s Kaw Lake Water Supply Project.
Enid Kaw Lake Water Supply rendering
This project will provide raw water from Kaw Lake to Enid’s new 10.5 million gallon a day (MGD) water treatment plant via a raw water micro-tunnel intake structure constructed at Kaw Lake, a booster pump station, and about 70 miles of 36-inch diameter transmission line.
The purpose of the program is to ensure sufficient clean, safe water to meet population projections, reduce average day demand on the regional aquifers by 35 percent, and remove 7.5 miles of cast iron pipe, which reduces pipes with lead-sealed joints.
Enid plans to convert its water system from 100 percent groundwater to a blend by using the treatment plant to mix surface water from the lake with groundwater from wells.