Sustainability News

Spring 2020    

Independent Contractors & Self-Employed Individuals Can Now Apply for SBA Paycheck Protection Program

Starting April 10, 2020, independent contractors and self-employed individuals can apply for and receive loans to cover their payroll and other certain expenses.

Program Highlights:

Potential 100% loan forgiveness for 8 weeks of qualified loan uses.
Fixed low interest rate at 1.00%
No collateral required
2-year terms

Who Can Apply:

Independent contractors receiving 1099-MISC forms and self-employed individuals are eligible to apply for these potentially 100% forgivable loans beginning on April 10, 2020.

The requirements are straightforward. You must have been in operation on February 15, 2020, your business must have been harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic and you must submit the required documentation along with your loan application.

For more information, visit the U.S. Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program Information Page.

Outdoor Water Conservation


FREE Classes Offered to Edmond Water Customers


In order to ensure Edmond maintains a healthy supply of water for the future, the City of Edmond Water Resources Department has partnered with the Oklahoma State University (OSU) Cooperative Extension Service to develop educational outreach to our residents promoting outdoor water conservation. A series of FREE classes on various outdoor water conservation topics are available to Edmond water Customers through September 2020. These classes will be held at varying times of the day and locations throughout Edmond for easier access to more residents.

 Class Date Time Location
Water Efficient Plants
May 2 9 am Coffee Creek Water Resource Recovery Facility
Successful Landscaping in the Summer
June 16 2 pm & 6 pm Downtown Community Center
Smart Irrigation & Smart Meters for Edmond Residents
July 16 9 am  Coffee Creek Water Resource Recovery Facility
Fall Weed Management
August 25 2 pm & 6 pm Downtown Community Center
Advanced Composting for the Homeowner September 10 2 pm & 6 pm Downtown Community Center
For more detailed information about these courses and to register online, please visit:
edmondwater.com/conservationclasses

Fall 2019

Edmond Selected to Receive Water for 2060 Excellence Award


In November, 2019 The City of Edmond has once again been selected from a large pool of nominees to receive a Water for 2060 Excellence Award for the Coffee Creek Water Resource Recovery Facility Administration/Laboratory Building, which demonstrates innovative water savings and provides the community with a learning center for conservation education!


About the Award…


With passage of House Bill 3055 (the Water For 2060 Act) in 2012, Oklahoma became the first state in the nation to establish a bold, statewide goal of consuming no more fresh water in 2060 than was consumed in 2010. In support of the Oklahoma Water for 2060 Act and recommendations by a special advisory council to the Governor and Legislature, the Water for 2060 Excellence Award program was developed in 2017 to recognize individuals and entities that make exceptional contributions to the promotion and implementation of water use efficiency and conservation of Oklahoma’s fresh water resources.

This year’s Award winners will be acknowledged at the annual Oklahoma Governor’s Water Conference on December 5 at 8:30 at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City.


Spring 2019

Edmond Awarded Electric Vehicle Charging Station Grants


Electric Vehicle 18In April, 2019 the City of Edmond and the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) were awarded two grants totaling $50,505.60 to install ten public and workplace Level 2, dual charging stations for electric vehicles.  These two grants were received in coordination with the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) Clean Air Public Fleet Grant ($25,138.60), and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality 2019 Charge OK Grant Program ($25,367.00).

The four locations chosen in the grants are at Mitch Park near the Senior Center and trails, the Service-Blake Soccer Complex, the City First Administration Building in downtown, and the UCO Nigh Center Visitor Parking Lot.  Additional future public stations are being planned by Edmond Electric and currently include Show Biz Cinemas and the future Tennis Center on 15th Street.  Edmond Electric has also purchased a Level 3, fast charge station, though the location for that is still being determined.  Edmond locations will be registered with the Alternative Fuel Data Center station locator tool at www.afdc.energy.gov.

These sites will also be powered by 100% domestic wind energy through Edmond Electric and the OMPA.  The current plan is to have them installed in Fall 2019.


Fall 2018

Water Resources Department Adds Two Electric Vehicles

Water Resources - Nissan Leafs

In October, 2018 the Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) received two 2018 Nissan Leafs to use for water sampling. These vehicles are ideal for this function and have an all-electric range of 151 miles per charge. In addition, these vehicles are charged with 100% renewable wind energy through the Pure and Simple Wind Program.