Power restored at Draper Water Treatment Plant
The power is back on at the Draper Water Treatment Plant. The treatment facility lost power in Monday’s storm.
As Water Quality crews bring the water system online, they will flush the pipelines and monitor the water quality.
The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality has no reason to believe the water in the pipeline is unsafe to drink. However, those who completely lost water service or whose homes sustained structural damage may choose to voluntarily boil water before consumption, as a precautionary measure.
If you have questions concerning water service or quality, you may call Oklahoma City Utilities Customer Services at 297-2833 or Skylar McElhaney, ODEQ, at 405-570-1546.
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Shelter opens in SW OKC
The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at St. Andrews Church, SW 119 Street & S May Avenue. This location will also serve as a reunification site for families to reunite with loved ones.
Oklahoma City residents who have not registered their storm shelter with the City’s Action Center can now do so by logging on to www.okc.gov and clicking on the “register your storm shelter” link under the Action Center icon.
The Storm Shelter Registry is a free, voluntary service that allows residents to provide information about their storm shelter so police, fire and emergency responders can find them in case of an emergency.
“We don’t want residents to be buried undetected in their storm shelter for an extended length of time after severe weather,” said Action Center manager Beth Crounse. “The registry will help public safety officers know where to search during the rescue process.”
If your storm shelter is located in the Oklahoma City limits and you are unable to add it to the registry, or if you need to update information about your registered storm shelter, contact the Action Center at 297-2535.
Information gathered will not be shared with anyone other than emergency responders.
Today, City Council approved progressive water conservation measures for all Oklahoma City residential and commercial water customers. Stage 1, Mandatory Odd/Even Watering, has been in place since January 17, 2013 and remains in effect until further notice. More
City Council received the City Manager’s proposed $1.027 billion budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year today. The General Fund budget, which pays for most day-to-day City services, is proposed at $400.8 million – a 0.6 percent increase from the 2012-2013 fiscal year budget.
Oklahoma City’s 2012 Consumer Confidence Report is now environmentally friendly. You can read the report online, print a copy or download it. This annual report lets you know how Oklahoma City’s drinking water stacks up against stringent federal and state water standards and provides details about the source and quality of your water.
Oklahoma City is in the process of phasing in the next generation of traffic signals that allow protected and permissive left turns from dedicated left turn lanes. These new left turn traffic signals include a “flashing yellow arrow” which indicate to drivers that they can make a permissive left turn if there is no oncoming traffic or pedestrians. More
With summer upon us, many Oklahoma City residents are turning to fertilizer to grow lush, green lawns. Unfortunately this stimulant can impair the health of the City’s lakes and streams when it’s allowed to wash down neighborhood storm drains. More
City officials have implemented a mandatory odd/even watering program in Oklahoma City, effective immediately. The rotation program includes residents and businesses and remains in effect until further notice.
Citizens whose address numbers end in an even number may water their yards on even-numbered days. Likewise, citizens whose house numbers end in an odd number may water on odd-numbered days. More
City staff, consultants and citizen subcommittee and advisory board members are deep into the planning and preparation stages of several MAPS 3 projects, while others are already under construction. Over the next few months, construction will begin on the first sidewalks and trails, and racecourse lighting at the Oklahoma River will be completed.
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Your sales tax helps pay for our core City services and things we need to keep our City going – employees, materials and supplies. That’s why it’s important that our sales tax dollars come to Oklahoma City. More
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Results of the 2012 Citizen Survey presented to Council today showed residents of Oklahoma City have a positive perception of the City and feel the City is moving in the right direction. More info:
People who enjoy hunting for used treasures can now log on okc.gov to view garage sale listings throughout Oklahoma City. The garage sale tracking system maps the location of permitted garage sales occurring within the Oklahoma City limits. The listing is free to those who get the required permit for their garage sale. Track garage sales
Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust filed an answer today in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City disputing the unprecedented claims to water in Southeast Oklahoma made by two Indian Tribes. More
City Council received the City Manager’s $951.9 million proposed budget (PDF) for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
The General Fund budget, which pays for most day-to-day City services, is proposed at $387.3 million – a 5 percent increase from the 2011-2012 fiscal year budget.
OKC Emergency Management has completed all necessary tasks and submitted our application to the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM). Currently we’re waiting for the grant application to be reviewed, approved and funded by the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The OEM and FEMA review and approval process can take months. Please remember that if you were selected in the drawing, you cannot immediately install or construct a safe room and still be eligible for the rebate. You must wait until after the grant application has been reviewed, approved, and funded by OEM and FEMA and you receive a Letter to Proceed from the City of Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma City homeowners wanting to save money on their electric and gas bill by making their home more energy efficient can apply for a green home loan offered through the City of Oklahoma City. More
Project 180, the massive four-year-long renovation of downtown, is continuing at a quick pace. Here is a map of downtown traffic conditions. (PDF) To stay up-to-date with the progress visit okc.gov/project180.
Leading for Results (LFR) performance measure data is now online for all City departments. LFR provides information to decision makers and citizens and helps City departments demonstrate to their customers the services they provide. View data
The history of Oklahoma City’s government, from the City’s first unofficial mayor who was shot in a land dispute to our present form of government can be explored in a free exhibit in City Hall titled “Oklahoma City! Sooner or Later...” More
City Council met to identify the major issues confronting the City over the next two to five years, and establish Strategic Priorities and Key Results that the City needs to achieve in order to successfully address the issues identified.
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Oklahomans interested in planting trees this fall can pick up a free copy of “Putting Down Roots,” a guide for the selection, care and maintenance of trees in central Oklahoma.
The 130-page publication is in its second edition and includes a description and photographs of more than 60 trees that are suitable for planting in central Oklahoma. More
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett is asking residents to collectively lose one million pounds in an effort to create a healthier City. An interactive website has been created to track the city’s weight loss progress, www.thiscityisgoingonadiet.com. The website is designed as a one-stop resource for people intending to lose weight. More
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