Archive for the water Category

City Council unanimously adopts Storm Water Master Plan

Thanks to everyone who came to the meeting and the many eloquent speakers who supported water sustainability in Norman! From The Norman Transcript: The Norman City Council discussed the Storm Water Master Plan Tuesday evening in front of a packed house of concerned citizens, business leaders and others who had varying concerns regarding the 650-page […]

Supporting the Master Plan

As Norman grows and new areas of town are covered by buildings or asphalt, there is less land to absorb water and less vegetation to filter pollutants. The result is increasing problems of flooding, erosion, and polluted drinking water in Lake Thunderbird. This Tuesday, the Norman City Council is voting on whether to accept the […]

New system cleans one-fifth of Tar Creek

From The Tulsa World: A new organic water treatment system has cleaned up one-fifth of contaminants that enter into the lead- and zinc-polluted Tar Creek stream in northern Ottawa County. Robert W. Nairn with the University of Oklahoma Center for Restoration of Ecosystems and Watersheds provided a walking tour Wednesday of the $1.2 million passive […]