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  • ⚐ ☆ Oklahoma's dwindling water supply takes economic toll on state, officials say October 24, 2014
    Parman spoke Thursday in a panel discussion about water's role in economic development at the Oklahoma Governor's Water Conference and Research Symposium in Oklahoma City. Parman said he recently spoke with officials from a Chines […]
  • ☆ Department of Environmental Quality awards OU scientists grant October 23, 2014
    The cost-effective, low-effort passive water treatment process designed by Nairn and his team is proving successful, and the Department of Environmental Quality recently awarded Nairn a $1.6 million grant to continue his work in northeast O […]
  • ⚐ ☆ New filtration techniques could purify brackish water at lower cost October 23, 2014
    Chellam's research also will be supported by in-kind contributions from UH, the City of Houston and the Foss Reservoir Master Conservancy District in Oklahoma , which has relied upon a more expensive desalination method for water drawn […]
  • ☆ The water's fine in Pryor October 23, 2014
    “This award recognizes public water systems in Oklahoma that, for at least nine months of the year, adjust the fluoride in water to the optimal level needed for the prevention of tooth decay,” according to the letter. “At a time when many f […]
  • ☆ NewView Oklahoma / Water 4 Collaboration October 23, 2014
    Water4 provides water pumps to people across the world who do not have clean water. NewView Oklahoma's blind and visually impaired employees manufacture several parts of these pumps. See how ... […]
  • ☆ Norman activist uncovers contaminated soil near Lake Thunderbird October 23, 2014
    Inspectors from the City of Norman and the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, an agency that regulates corporations that provide public services in the state, as well as a pumper who loads oil from the well visited the site Wednesday morning […]
  • ⚐ ☆ State water officials eye ways to plan for drought October 23, 2014
    A dried up section of Lake Altus-Lugert near Altus is shown June 30. Officials from several Oklahoma cities and water authorities spoke Wednesday at the Oklahoma Governor's Water Conference and Research Symposium about the importance o […]
  • ☆ 'It all came together' — Fairland waste water project completed October 23, 2014
    From left: Fairland Trustee Bill Lunsford, USDA Area Community Programs Technician Alicia Ferris, Community Programs Specialist Ronnie Jones, Duane Bryant, USDA Oklahoma State Director Ryan McMullen, Ottawa County Commissioner Russel Earles […]
  • ☆ Paying for quality water October 22, 2014
    Water is the new gold. Ask anyone in Tillman County in southwest Oklahoma , where locals said this year was the worst wheat harvest ever. Tillman and Cotton counties are both experiencing exceptional drought — the highest level of drought o […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Oklahoma City dignitaries formally kick off construction on whitewater park October 21, 2014
    They recognized the potential of the former North Canadian River — now the Oklahoma River — as a world-class water sports destination, Cornett said. “In the blink of an eye, seemingly, now we are on the cusp of developing the finest venue i […]
  • ⚐ ☆ State auditor's report finds Oklahoma water district office manager embezzled ... October 21, 2014
    State auditor's report finds Oklahoma water district office manager embezzled more than $72,000. An investigation in Oklahoma by state Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones found the office manager for a Le Flore County water district pocke […]
  • ☆ Drought status should improve into winter October 20, 2014
    Almost 23 percent of Oklahoma is now drought free. Slightly more than 30 percent of Texas is considered out of drought, and areas considered in exceptional drought continue to decrease across both states. But pockets of persistent drought r […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Water main break forces local rehabilitation facility to evacuate patients October 19, 2014
    OKLAHOMA CITY – According to officials, patients were evacuated from a local rehabilitation facility early Sunday morning after a water main broke inside the main office of the building. Airport Express, who is the parent company of MedRide […]
  • ☆ City chooses not to fluoridate its water supply October 19, 2014
    The winners included Oklahoma City's Draper Water Treatment Plant and Hefner Water Treatment Plant, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. For 2013, a total of 2,184 public water systems in 33 states received these award […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Outdoors notebook: Duck season nears October 19, 2014
    Mary Fallin has 45 days to approve the new rules, and when they are signed the lake will be reopened, said Barry Bolton, head of fisheries for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. Only fishing from the bank and tube fishing wil […]
  • ☆ University of Tulsa awarded $15000 EPA grant for water conservation project October 16, 2014
    TULSA, Oklahoma — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $15,000 to University of Tulsa to develop a low-cost wireless device for monitoring water usage of hotel guest room showers. The device will be designed to fit most new […]
  • ☆ 'Every Drop Counts' for the 35th annual Oklahoma Governor's Water Conference October 16, 2014
    The event, co-presented by the Oklahoma Water Resources Board and Oklahoma Water Resources Center, is expected to attract hundreds of water officials, citizens, organizations, and businesses who share an interest in Oklahoma's water re […]
  • ☆ Fall lecture series to focus on water in the West October 16, 2014
    “Surviving the Ebb and Flow of Water in the West” will feature the state's leading specialists in their fields of study. The lectures will be 7 p.m. in the Gantz Center of Northern Oklahoma College Enid and are free to the public. Each […]
  • ☆ Enid, Kingfisher earn fluoridation awards October 16, 2014
    “The city of Enid is pleased to receive the 2013 Water Fluoridation Award from the Oklahoma State Department of Health,” said Steve Kime, spokesman for the city of Enid. “We consider our water treatment staff as hard-working professionals a […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Oklahoma water officials try to keep conservation active October 15, 2014
    Oklahoma's water supply is more than adequate to meet the state's immediate needs, Oklahoma Water Resources Board executive director J.D. Strong told lawmakers Tuesday. That abundance can make it difficult to convince some water u […]
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