Citywide Water Model and Report

City of Perkins, OK

The City of Perkins (City), located along US Highway 177 and State Highway 33 in the south-central portion of Payne County, and the Perkins Public Works Authority, is a growing municipality that elected to improve their public water system. The City proudly maintains and operates the water and wastewater systems within the corporate limits, which covers approximately 2.5 square miles.

Currently, the service area includes 1,575 residential connections, and 28 commercial, for a total of 1,603 service connections. The City recommended improving the water distribution storage capacity to better develop long-term growth, maintenance, fire protection, and economic growth.

The City secured Cowan Group Engineering (CGE) for the citywide water model and system improvement recommendations. As a result of the model, it was determined the additional water storage needed was 250,000 gallons based on an analysis of existing storage facilities. CGE explored three types of storage facilities and ultimately recommended a spheroidal type elevated storage due to feasibility and footprint. The proposed storage facility is 140-foot-tall with a bowl diameter of 40 feet and operating water depth of approximately 20 feet.

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