Water loss audit conducted
• Alva has acceptable level but high production cost
May 21, 2017
The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) recently conducted a water loss audit for the City of Alva. The audit is required for Alva’s application for a loan through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB). The loan is to replace water storage tanks and pumps at the Young Street location.
Business Manager Joe Don Dunham said the ODEQ audit showed Alva pumps approximately 490 million gallons of water a year from the water well fields, then sells 55 million gallons to other water systems and 400 million gallons to customers within and outside the city limits. This equates to...