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Ardmore, Oklahoma

Keywords: water, failed contract

Waste Water Treatment Plant

Ten or fifteen years ago the wastewater treatment plant in Ardmore, Oklahoma was privately run. The service was brought back in-house after about two years because the private facility repeatedly failed to meet federal and state effluent limits. Since that time, service quality has improved significantly. Because the service was brought back in house long before Mr. Hines worked for the city, he did not know any other details about the service.

Case based on interview with Blaine Hines, City Manager, June 21, 1999.