The Kaw Lake Alternative Water Supply Program will ensure the long-term availability of water to Enid residents, Vance Air Force Base, Koch Ag & Energy Solutions, Woodring Regional Airport, outlying industry (including agriculture and oil and gas exploration), neighboring municipalities and rural water customers.  Below is a series of informational videos. To navigate, click on the top-left arrow to view other videos.

The program consists of four primary infrastructure construction projects:

  1. A micro-tunnel intake to withdraw water from Kaw Lake;
  2. 70-miles of raw water conveyance pipeline;
  3. A new 10.5 million gallons per day (MGD) water treatment plant; and
  4. Distribution system improvements.

The purpose of the program is to ensure sufficient water quantity to meet population projections, reduce average day demand on the regional aquifers by 35 percent, and remove 7.5 miles of cast iron pipe, which reduces pipes with lead-sealed joints.

General Map of Pipeline Alignment (click to enlarge):


Latest Updates:

Enid’s Kaw Lake Alternate Water Supply (KLWS) Program Selected for Federal EPA Funding - 11-1-2018

EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program provides credit subsidy with low interest, flexible loans which allow communities across the country to implement large projects to provide clean and safe drinking water. The City of Enid submitted a Letter of Interest to WIFIA in late July for $50.6 million of the $315 million needed to fund the phased implementation of the KLWS Program. After a lengthy and highly competitive nation-wide evaluation process the City was notified of our selection for potential funding. If awarded, the funds will go toward the pipeline infrastructure component of the KLWS Program.

Phase 3 Timeline 2

Documents listed below:

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