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Stillwater Votes to Solve Water Problems
The Stillwater Utilities Authority approved the design and construction management contract to address water pressure problems Monday night. The motion passed with a 5-0 vote.
SW Stillwater has been plagued with water pressure problems for years, "When people watered yards, or try to take baths, they had low water pressure," Resident Lloyd Davenport said. He's lived in Stillwater since 1974 and said his home does not feel the worst of it, "It's mostly in the range road area of town."
At Range road and 19th street there is a water tower that city leaders say was down to 1 foot of water at the end of July. Stillwater Utilities Authority director Dan Blankenship said this made even getting ready for work difficult for residents. "This has been a big issue for Stillwater for the last several years," Blankenship said.
City Leaders hope this new plan will end the problems. Starting next year phase one includes building new water towers, booster stations and building and upgrading new and current water lines. "The improvements are necessary to allow us to provide adequate water service," Blankenship said.
With this approval the Stillwater City manager can now enter into a contract with a company who will move forward with the projects. The roughly five million dollar price tag for phase one will be paid for using rate increase revenue that started back in 2009.
When asked by the Stillwater Mayor if this has now solved the water problems of Stillwater, Director Blankenship replied, "Absolutely."
Fox 25 News
Posted: Monday, December 17 2012, 09:22 PM CST
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma medical examiner's office says it has positively identified all 24 people killed in the tornado that ripped through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, including 10 children:
-- Sydney Angle, 9
-- Hemant Bhonde, 65
-- Richard Brown, 41
-- Antonia Candelaria, 9
-- Emily Conatzer, 9
-- Kyle Davis, 8
-- Case Futrell, 4 months
-- Megan Futrell, 29
-- JaNae Hornsby, 9
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-- Rick Jones, 54
-- Christopher Legg, 9
-- Terri Long, 49
-- Nicolas McCabe, 9
-- Jenny Neely, 38
-- Cindy Plumley, 45
-- Shannon Quick, 40
-- Tewauna Robinson, 45
-- William Sass, 63
-- Randy Smith, 39
-- Gina Stromski, 51
-- Karrina Vargyas, 4
-- Sydnee Vargyas, 7 months
-- Deanna Ward, 70
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