City of Edmond Project Wins Statewide Recognition

Tricia Hatley

Congrats to the City of Edmond and the Northwest Complex EST Team, whose project won a statewide honor for its innovation and water efficiency.

Presented by the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, the project received the Inaugural Water for 2060 Excellence Award for its elevated storage tank in the public water supply category. The City was recognized at the Oklahoma Governor’s Water Conference last week.

The board commended the project’s building of a new water tower adjacent to an already existing storage tank to allow usable water to be captured and recirculated when the tower is drained. The effort will save an estimated 1 million gallons of potable water every year. The tank more than doubled the city’s water capacity.

Clay Herndon led the team as Project Manager and nominated the project.

Freese and Nichols partnered with the City on the project, developing construction plans and specifications and providing construction-phase support services for a 2-MG composite EST. FNI also updated the City’s water system model to develop hydraulic design parameters and developed 3-D renderings.

Left to right are: Michael Teague, Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment; Earl Hall, Assistant Superintendent of Water Resources, City of Edmond; and Julie Cunningham, Oklahoma Water Resources Board Executive Director.