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  • ☆ Water Main Breaks: Who Pays For The Damage? August 27, 2014
    John Wiscaver with V.P. of Public Affairs with Oklahoma Farm Bureau Insurance says, "If you're a customer with us, we're going to work through that process with you, and determine what the damages were. What's covered? I […]
  • ☆ 3 Westmoreland County families' water contaminated by gas company August 27, 2014
    The Department of Environmental Protection has ordered an Oklahoma -based gas company to provide a permanent water supply solution for three Westmoreland County families whose well water was found to be contaminated by the gas company' […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Oklahoma's Mississipian Lime feels the rattle of earthquakes daily August 27, 2014
    Much of the water and chemicals that are used to frack shale return to the surface as frack water . That salty water , along with the water from wells that are in production, is disposed of using separate disposal wells. The pressure and vo […]
  • ⚐ ☆ OKC City Council Approves Whitewater Center Despite Budget Issue August 27, 2014
    The Whitewater Recreation Center will be built alongside the Oklahoma River downtown and construction was set to begin this fall. In June, the ... City leaders have hit some rough water after bids for the MAPS3 Whitewater Center came in way […]
  • ☆ Duncan to start stricter water rationing; residents given single day for ... August 27, 2014
    DUNCAN, Oklahoma — Duncan will move to a higher water conservation status that will take effect later this fall. The Duncan Banner reports ... Its main water source is Waurika Lake , which public works director Scott Vaughn says is "st […]
  • ☆ Council approves whitewater park despite cost August 27, 2014
    Now the water course offering a big rush is proving to be an even bigger investment for Oklahoma City Council. "It's just a matter of perceived risk with the contractors," said David Todd, program manager for MAPS. "That […]
  • ☆ City makes expensive additions to White Water project August 27, 2014
    Oklahoma City made expensive additions to the White Water project on Tuesday, but say it's going to end up saving residents over the course of construction. Subscribe to KOCO on YouTube now... […]
  • ☆ Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer: Residents speak out at town hall meeting August 26, 2014
    Residents showed up in force to a town hall meeting Friday to voice their objection to a lawsuit fueled by the Oklahoma Farm Bureau's stance on water policy involving the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer. The bureau has filed a lawsuit stoppin […]
  • ☆ More Oklahoma Water Systems Implement Mandatory Rationing August 26, 2014
    … example, the report for Norman says, "All outdoor watering or irrigation is prohibited between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Mandatory odd/even water restrictions with no watering on Wednesday and Thursday of each week. Hand w […]
  • ☆ Arbuckle Simpson aquifer lawsuit spurs debate August 26, 2014
    "Our issue's always been for the private property values," John Collison, VP of Public Policy for the Farm Bureau explains, "In the state of Oklahoma ground water is a private property right and when the state has said t […]
  • ☆ Red River Valley Association conducting water conference August 24, 2014
    Topics to be discussed include wetland and water reuse, implementation of Arbuckle Simpson rules and Oklahoma drought, Lake Texoma, drought impacts, El Nino and predictions along with a farm bill update. Schedule details can be located onli […]
  • ☆ OK farm bureau responds to water lawsuit challenge August 24, 2014
    A crowd of about 400 concerned residents attended a meeting Friday in Ardmore to hear a representative from Oklahoma Farm Bureau explain its reasons for challenging a new limit to the amount of water that can be mined from Arbuckle-Simpson […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Oklahoma woman sues disposal well operators after earthquake August 24, 2014
    Prague resident Sandra Ladra this month filed a lawsuit against the operators of Lincoln County water disposal wells, claiming they caused the magnitude 5.6 earthquake in 2011 that caused rock from her fireplace to land in her lap and injur […]
  • ☆ Earl Brewer - Founder of CPASA - Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer Senate Bill 288 Oklahoma Farm Bureau August 23, 2014
    Video taken August 22nd, 2014 at the water policy meeting hosted by Senator Frank Simpson in Ardmore, OK. […]
  • ☆ Regional action plan on water due in 6 months August 22, 2014
    A group of governments, businesses and interest groups have set the guidelines for how they will build a long-term plan of water use in northwest Oklahoma . Enid Regional Development Alliance Executive Director Brent Kisling said the meetin […]
  • ☆ Mustang to raise water rates August 21, 2014
    The council also voted unanimously to increase water and sewer utility rates by 7 percent and signed a contract with Oklahoma Environmental Management Authority that will decrease curbside trash services by $1.50. Mustang resident Michelle […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Other States Have Outsize Influence in Oklahoma's Scenic River Protection Policy August 21, 2014
    In 1986, the state of Oklahoma sued the Arkansas city of Fayetteville to prevent it from discharging into the Illinois River . The case made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled unanimously in 1992 that upstream Arkansas ha […]
  • ☆ Board mulls updating river management plan August 20, 2014
    Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission board members Tuesday night discussed issues they'd like to see addressed when they update the Illinois River Management Plan. During the OSRC's May meeting, Chairman Gerald Hilsher proposed revie […]
  • ☆ 'Quakes Rattling Oklahoma, Legislator Declares August 20, 2014
    The epicenter of the 4.2 magnitude temblor was identified as the vicinity of Liberty Lake just south of Guthrie, at a depth of 1.8 miles. The 167-acre reservoir is bounded, roughly, by Coltrane on the east, S. Eastern / S. Broadway on the w […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Oklahoma rocked by 20 earthquakes in one day August 20, 2014
    Oklahoma is once again the hotbed for earthquakes. From Stillwater, to Norman, thousands of nerves have been rattled by a total of 20 earthquakes in the state Tuesday alone. The largest quake registered as a 4.3 near Liberty Lake early Tues […]
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