BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - A plan by the Washington County SPCA to construct a new facility on its property off U.S. Highway 75 just south of Bartlesville is moving forward.
Bartlesville city councilors during their regular meeting on Monday agreed the city will provide sanitary sewer and water service to the property located on the west side of the highway, south of Rice Creek Road.
Before councilors passed the measure, City of Bartlesville Director of Water Utilities Mike Hall said the new facility would tap into the 12-inch sewer main from the Wal-Mart distribution center, and would require the installation of a pump station. The main, he said, runs on the western side of the road and is adjacent to the 10-acre property.
Hall recommended also provide water service to the facility, allowing the city then to bill the SPCA for sanitary sewer service based on the facilities water consumption.
The SPCA plans to construct a 2,000-square-foot building which will house a clinic plus three enclosed bays. The building will be named in honor of the late Paula Blower, the former shelter manager who died last spring.
The planned metal building is expected to be a large improvement from the current SPCA site north of town on State Highway 123. The present facility, having been constructed in 1967 in a floodplain, has been flooded several times.
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