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PWA Transfer to Oxford Update

                                                             December 20, 2022

The City advertised the bid for the Replacement of the PWA meters with Electronic Read Only Meters on December 11, 2022.  After bids are received and evaluated in mid-January, the project start date will be established.
November 21, 2022


Water Distribution
Plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Health. Bid documents have been prepared. MDOT permit for pipe was approved on 8/8/22. All easements have been secured. The City has ordered $415,027.01 in pipe to be used on the project. Projected delivery of the various pipe sizes ranges from now through late September 2023. The 16” pipe, which is what the main distribution line will be, is expected in September. No work can begin until we have this pipe.
Booster Pumps
The project will involve the installation of booster pumps along the City's main feed to Punkin WA and is necessary to fully pressurize the system/fill the tank. Plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Health. Bid documents have been prepared. MDOT permit for the booster station was submitted on 7/5/22 and the City is working on a lease agreement with MDOT for use of ROW. The advertising of this contract will need to be closely coordinated; with the City’s material order for the distribution contract so not to have delays since there will be lead times for these materials as well.
Meter Replacement
This project will involve replacing existing Punkin WA manual read meters with Master Meter Drive-By meters. City engineering consultant is finishing up the specifications on this project. Once complete the project will likely be advertised in early December. If so, given the one-month advertising period and holidays, the City can likely open bids in early January and begin installation in late February/early March. The meters have been ordered and will be delivered once the project begins.

To read the report from the 2022 Board of Directors Annual Meeting, click here or on the button below. 

Welcome to the Punkin Water Association

We are pleased to serve 1,100+ customers in the mid-eastern part of Lafayette County, Mississippi (see map of service area below). On our website you will find general information, various forms, contact information, and billing information. Contact number for PWA is (662) 832-5946.

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2022 PWA Meeting Dates

Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Lafayette County
Chancery Building, 300 North Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS (upstairs in the Supervisors Board Room)
January 10, 2022
February 14, 2022*
March 14, 2022
April 11, 2022
May 9, 2022
June 13, 2022
July 11, 2022
August 8, 2022
September 12, 2022
October 10, 2022
November 21, 2022 (Annual Meeting)
December 12, 2022
*February 14 meeting is being moved to February 22 as part of the special meeting. 
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