On October 4, 2021, following a competitive bidding process, USW Utility Group (USWUG) was awarded the contract for the operations, maintenance, and management of the City of Tecumseh, Oklahoma Wastewater Treatment Facility starting on November 1, 2021. The city manager, along with the city engineer, reviewed the proposals and made a recommendation to the Council/Utility Authority. After all proposals were thoroughly reviewed and it was the consensus to recommend to the city council that USWUG be awarded the contract.
USWUG is currently working with the City to address the impending consent order by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) for ongoing Notice of Violations (NOV). USWUG has worked diligently to identify a number of issues within the wastewater treatment facility such as deferred maintenance, off-line equipment, and site deficiencies. With the assistance of USWUG, the City has put together a very aggressive schedule to correct each of the findings that were identified. In all, the current schedule identified nearly fifty (50) items to address as a corrective action.
The wastewater treatment plant is an Oklahoma Class C, Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) plant, including a mechanical bar screen, grit removal, aerobic digestion, dewatering box, chlorine contact chamber, and two flow equalization basins (FEB).