The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

March 21, 2013

City water line tie-in is completed east of Enid

Staff reports
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — The tie-in of a new 20-inch water line at U.S. 412 and 54th has been completed by Nowak Construction.

According to a news release from the city of Enid, city workers started the process Wednesday of re-pressurizing the existing 20-inch line that runs from U.S. 412 and 54th, then southeast to 78th.

“Over the next three weeks, the new line will be disinfected, pressured, existing services moved from the old to new line,” said Robert Hitt, director of engineering services. “At that time, the 40-year-old line will be de-watered and taken out of service, and full pressure and water supply will be restored.”

The line supplies water to Koch Nitrogen, Salt Fork Water District, Covington and Fairmont.

Breaks in the line caused customers to lose water service several times late last year.

In January, Enid city commissioners awarded a $1.8 million contract to Nowak Construction, of Goddard, Kan., to replace the line.

The money for the project was taken from the city’s capital improvement and street and alley budgets. Total cost of the project, including the portion to be done by the city itself, is estimated at $2.25 million.

“This very successful conclusion to an emergency need has been accomplished through the diligent work of Nowak Construction, city of Enid Water Department employees and the great cooperation of the abutting customers, including land owners for allowing for the quick installation,” Hitt said.