“The City of Norman requires preparation of an Engineering Report to investigate the cost of new facilities for wastewater treatment, disposal, and solids management at a new North Water Reclamation Facility. Differing treatment alternatives will be evaluated for discharge to either the Little River or the Canadian River. The proposed WRF site is located NW of the intersection of 12th Ave. NE and Franklin Road,” according to city staff reports.
Proponents in the development community have pushed hard for the northside plant, saying the plant was promised by city leaders years ago.
Opponents say studies have indicated upgrading and expanding the southside plant is more cost efficient and must take top priority at this time to serve Norman’s wastewater needs.