The city will not be placing all work on storm water drainage on hold until the study is complete.
The Ardmore City Commission voted Jan. 3 evening to enter into an agreement with Garver Engineering to conduct a comprehensive study of the city's storm water drainage system.
The study will also identify issues and solutions related to flooding in Ardmore, Oklahoma, reported The Daily Ardmoreite.
"Basically the idea is to have a fresh set of eyes come in to study the storm water system of the city and familiarize themselves with the lay of the land and all of the various creeks and channels, storm drains and pipelines to determine where they are problems," said city engineer Thomas Mansur, reported The Daily Ardmoreite. "Once those problems are identified, they'll look at the options of how we can eliminate those problems and assign a cost to them. The last thing they'll do is help to organize those problems into a list with priorities of what needs to be done first."
The preliminary report will be completed within 180 days of the project's beginning, reported The Daily Ardmoreite.
The study will begin within the next couple of weeks. A consultant from Garver Engineering will meet with Mansur and assistant city engineer Josh Randell. The city will share geographical survey data along with a list of known flooding areas and the history of floods in those areas. More survey work and mapping to analyze the known issues and identify any new ones will be conducted.
Mansur is hopeful the entire study will be finished by the end of 2022. From there the company will work with the commission and city engineers to determine how to pay for the work needed.
The preliminary report will be completed within 180 days of the project's beginning.
The city will not be placing all work on storm water drainage on hold until the study is complete, according to Mansur, reported The Daily Ardmoreite.
"This doesn't mean that we're not doing anything in the interim," he added. "Right now we're doing some engineering work for the storm sewer on the eastside of Commerce between 6th and 12th (Avenues). The idea of this study is to help quantify and codify our problems and create an overall plan on how to best move forward."