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From the Planning Director
Dear Utility Provider, - - Take the Infrastructure Needs Survey!
- The Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) needs your help to ensure we can fund as many water infrastructure projects as possible in the upcoming years. We’ve teamed with Freese and Nichols, Inc. to complete the Water Supply and Infrastructure Needs Survey (WSINS) to identify water infrastructure needs for the 2025 Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan (OCWP).
This survey will be used as part of the OCWP to highlight the needs of your systems and others like it to the state legislature and other decision-makers across the state. Please note that this survey will NOT be used for regulatory purposes. Complete the online survey and submit your system’s water infrastructure needs and documentation by clicking below:
So many activities are happening right now with the 2025 Water Plan! To date, much of the work has been behind the scenes. However, this fall, as we gather more data, refine our model, and identify the most pressing water challenges of the day, we will begin to pivot into several distinct efforts outlined in the OCWP Work Plan.
First, if you are responsible for water treatment infrastructure in your community, take the OCWP Water Infrastructure Needs Survey now!
The 2025 OCWP
The following summary should give readers a good sense of 2025 OCWP activities underway and how we envision the months to come. For the purposes of this newsletter, I'll describe the current OCWP activities in three broad categories.
The Big Picture
1.) Data and Modeling
2.) Infrastructure Needs Surveys
- Water Reuse Action Plan - Current Water Reuse Activities
Section Roles & Responsibilities
The Water Planning section of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board is responsible for coordinating decadal updates of the Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan (OCWP) and subsequently managing initiatives, studies, and projects that were recommended by the most recent update of the Water Plan (2012 OCWP).
Staff are currently gathering data to build the statewide supply and demand database for the 2025 Update of the OCWP. With modeled projections, the database will serve as the point of reference during the 2025 OCWP Process. With assistance from OCWP and USACE engineering contractors, partner organizations, agencies, tribes, and universities, the infrastructure needs survey will soon be distributed and expert input will be gathered from private and public sectors on a variety of topics (TBD).
OWRB Planning through the OCWP process provides a snapshot of the current water position of the state.
With updated geospatial values to the basin scale on: