So what’s going to happen now? The city will acquire additional water resources, as needed. Not through eminent domain (something that I have NEVER heard discussed and which makes no economic sense), but through a free market approach. The city will upgrade and repair its water infrastructure (in progress) and will respond accordingly to whatever phase-in period the OWRB decides to implement. Will water rates increase? Perhaps, but I expect at rates no more than those of any other municipality in Oklahoma.
So why is there so much conflicting information? Well, I suggest you first ask for the disclaimer.
Guy Sewell is Ada's newest city councilman.