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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Another Milestone Completed, Ozark is Prepared for Future Growth

Another Milestone Completed, Ozark is prepared for Continued Growth


FullSizeR (1)You can view time lapse view of the raising of the water tower HERE


Planning efforts began back in 2012 to help identify the future water needs for the City of Ozark

  • Initially the focus was placed on providing additional water supply to the northern sections of Ozark and in 2015 a 1M gallon elevated storage tank was constructed on Fremont Road. 
  • Focus then began to shift to Southern Ozark. Prior to the Ozark Water System Facility Master Plan being implemented, Ozark’s Southern Water Pressure Plane* had 450,000 gallons of elevated water storage and 500,000 gallons of ground storage. 
  • In 2016-2017 Public Works Crews worked with contractors to demolish the existing aging tower and ground storage facilities located on E. Waverly Street and replaced them with a 1M gallon elevated storage tank. 
  • On May the 29th, crews completed the construction of the 17th Street Elevated Storage Tank and Ozark’s Southern Pressure Plane* now has an additional 750,000 gallons of water supply.

What does that mean for you?

  • A more abundant water supply
  • Increased fire flows and fire protection
  • More redundancy in the total water system
  •  In certain areas, increased water pressures

 

Crews will continue to make upgrades to our Municipal Water System in order to adequately serve the current and future residents of Ozark. Our focus will now shift to constructing large water main improvements and preparing for continued sustainable growth. 

 

*Pressure planes are isolated areas of the water delivery system that maintain a specific range of water pressures. These planes are established to ensure there is enough pressure to supply water to individual connections and also used as a water storage facility for emergency situations. These pressure planes are generally identified by the elevation of the area, so that adequate water pressure can be supplied to all areas. Higher locations in the City would be served by water storage tanks located at a higher elevation than those areas in the City with lower elevations.

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