Safe Drinking Water
The KDEP manages the Secondary Administration Complex public water supply, and provides technical assistance to operators of the Tribe’s other public water supply systems. The KDEP also applied for and received funding for a water line extension to Frye Road. This project was funded by EPA and managed by Indian Health Service.
The Secondary Complex System (PWS No. 062004173) is a small system consisting of a single metered well and a small distribution system. It was constructed during the late 1960s or early 1970s. The Secondary Complex facilities include the Department of Environmental Programs, Education Department, Tag Department, Maintenance building, and the gymnasium. The supply well is approximately 70 feet deep with 6-inch-diameter casing. (image below)It is equipped with a 1-hp submersible pump that discharges (1-inch-diameter pipe) to a 52-gallon hydropneumatic (pressure) tank. The distribution system consists of short lengths (less than 100 feet) of 1-inch- and 2-inch-diameter pipes. This system is tested monthly for bacteria coliforms and other inorganic/organic parameters as required by USEPA. An independent laboratory performs some of the our testing analysis. All test results can be retrieved by completing our request form please.
The KDEP encourages tribal members to utilize I.H.S. for water supply and wastewater system. Please contact Shawnee O.E.H. at (405) 214-4200 or visit Oklahoma City OEH webpage. Applications for service are available for download.
Consulting Services for Comprehensive Water Management Plan
The Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma Department of Environmental Programs (KDEP) is requesting proposals from qualified engineering consultants to provide professional services to prepare its 2020 Comprehensive Water Management Plan (CWMP). The study will determine the overall supply and demand of water for the Kickapoo Tribe and its divisions, and identify any possible deficiencies in the water supply for the next 25 years, including preparing a water budget, along with water quality data and prepare mitigation strategies for water shortage. Tasks are outlined within the RFP, which may be accessed on January 19, 2020, at www.kto-env.com/programs/safe-drinking-water. Firms or consultants should email their responses to firstname.lastname@example.org. The proposal should be sent electronically as a PDF at the above email address, or alternatively, one copy of the proposal should be delivered no later than 5:00 P.M. on February 14, 2020: Environmental Director, Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma, Department of Environmental Programs, P.O. Box 70, McLoud, OK 74851. KDEP reserves the right to accept a portion, all, or none of the respondents’ proposals, and the project is subject to availability of funds. Minority and women-owned businesses are encouraged to submit a proposal.