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Spring Clean Up

The following are the dates for the City of Norman Residential Spring Clean-Up:

NEW WATER RATES EFFECTIVE MARCH 2, 2015

On January 13, 2015, Norman residents voted on an increase in the water rates for both residential and commercial customers.  The official election results tallied 4,466 "yes" votes and 2,197 "no" votes.

The effective date of the increase is March 2, 2015

2014 Annual Report

The City of Norman is pleased to announce the release of its 2014 Annual Report. We have highlighted some significant achievements, to include public safety and justice; parks, recreation and library services; community and economic developments; transportation improvements; environmental and utility services; strategic support; revenue/expenditure information; City accolades; and, recognitions and awards achieved by our City departments and our employees.

Norman is wonderful place to live.  History is deep-rooted in our City; education is a major focus; we have an open government which encourages and involves citizen input; our City population is growing; and, we are guided by a strong, competitive retail base.  All of this progress has continued to propel Norman forward.

The accomplishments listed in this report were a team-effort by elected officials, City staff and employees.  We are proud of the dedication of our employees in serving and making a difference in our community.  We hope you find this information useful and thank you for taking the time to stay informed about your community and local government.

PUBLIC MEETINGS TO DISCUSS NEW LIBRARIES FOR NORMAN

The City of Norman and the Pioneer Library System (PLS) hosted a series of public meetings with representatives from the architectural firm hired to update the City of Norman’s plans for new public libraries.  Representatives from Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle (MSR) previously received input on residents’ opinions and ideas on their library needs and what they would like to see incorpora

Water Taste and Odor Concerns

Recently many of the City of Norman’s water customers are experiencing a taste and odor event in the drinking water due to the lake “turning over”. The hot summer temperatures warm the full depth of the lake and in the fall, the cooler night time temperatures cool the upper levels of the lake. This cooler top layer of water becomes denser and sinks which cause the lake to “turn over”.

Swimming Advisory

Due to possible elevated levels of waterborne coliform bacteria, the City of Norman has advised all citizens to limit contact with the water in the general vicinity of the Canadian River area within Cleveland County, Oklahoma until improvements in treatment systems can be completed at the City of Norman Water Reclamation Facility. Citizens should not drink untreated water.

Storm Water Master Plan

A Storm Water Utility is being considered to provide funding for important capital improvements, water quality enhancements, compliance with state and federal storm water mandates, enhanced maintenance of existing storm water systems, improved street sweeping and other best management practices to better Norman’s storm water and drainage.  On June 19, 2014, the City of Norman held a Public

2060 Strategic Water Supply Plan

The City of Norman is updating its plans for supplying long term water solutions to its customers. The SWSP builds on previous planning efforts discussing water demands, supply options, and infrastructure as well as significant new developments in water supply regulations, new technology and availability of water.

I-35 and Main Street Interchange Project

On April 16,
2014 at 12:00 a.m. (midnight), the contractor opened to traffic the Main Street and Interstate 35 Interchange.   The on-ramps and off-ramps between I-35 and Main Street were opened to traffic as well as all of the traffic lanes on Main Street.  In addition, all new and existing lanes of traffic on I-35 were opened to traffic.  On Thursday, April 17, the contractor completed the final paving improvements on Main Street between Ed Noble Parkway west to 34th Avenue SW. 

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Water Conservation Information

Get information about Norman's water resources and how to help conserve them.

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To keep our local water sources clean, it is important that you practice responsible lawn care.

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Norman Water Quality Concerns

Attached is a newer report from the Water Research Foundation concerning chromium in drinking water. The title of the report is, ‘State of the Science of Hexavalent Chromium in Drinking Water’, and is dated May 2012.

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