UTILITIES BOARD

The Utilities Board provides quality drinking water and sanitary sewer service for Ozark, Alabama’s 15,000 residents. The Board serves approximately 7,687 water users and 5,755 sewer users. Our staff of 21 dedicated professionals provides quality service to our customers, pumping approximately 2.38 million gallons of water each day from 8 deep wells and treating an average of 1.46 million gallons a day of sewage at out two wastewater treatment facilities. In 2001 the Utilities Board made a commitment to Ozark’s future by adopting a long-range 30-year Capital Improvements Plan to upgrade the public water supply system and extend and upgrade the sanitary sewer system. This plan is ahead of schedule and as of 2018 has cost approximately $17-million. Some of the achievements are listed below:

 

  • We have added sewage availability to 391 homes, an increase of 7%.

  • The shift to radio read water meters in 2007 allowed a staff reduction of two employees thru attrition which saved $1-million over 10-years.

  • The $2.2-million Tuscaloosa aquifer well at Post Oak has the capacity to supply more than 50% of our daily usage and will allow Ozark to double in population without the need for additional water resources.

  • Converting our water and sewer mapping to GIS at a cost of $165,000 allows us to quickly locate our pipelines in most cases.

  • We are the only system in Alabama that has cleared all of our sewer right of ways. This cost $500,000 to clear over 100 miles of ROW but it allows us to monitor our system in remote areas to be proactive in preventing sewer overflows. Herbicide is sprayed each year to prevent overgrowth from reoccurring.

  • In 2013 the Board completed a $5-million bond issue to fund three improvement projects. Southside WWTP on Hwy. 123 south is 30-years old, and while the plant is operating at only 60% capacity, the operational equipment has reached its life expectancy. J&P construction began replacing the equipment in October 2013 at a cost of $2.2-million and should be completed in about 90-days. On the second project, we replaced about 13,000 feet of galvanized 2-inch water mains with 4-inch PVC mains at a cost of $500,000. The old galvanized mains had become corroded and frequent leaks were badly damaging the streets in those areas. Now the city will be able to resurface those streets without fearing reoccurring damage. The third project is a $2.3-million sewer rehabilitation project.  

  • In 2016 the Board received $1.75-million from a bond refunding and in 2017-2018 has replaced $1-miilon in water mains and will continue with sewer system rehabilitation.

  • Since 2000 our budget has grown from $2.1-million to $4.2-million but through careful planning, Ozark’s water and sewer rates are below the average cost in Alabama for 5,000 gallons used per month. Our cost for 5,000 gals. of water and sewer is $41.60 compared to the state average of $59.  

  • AWPCA awarded the Utilities Board the Best Operated Water System for the 10th time in 18 years 2018. We have won the Best Operated wastewater plant 7 times.

  • Awarded the AMIC Risk Management Gold Award 6 times, Silver Award 2 times, and the Bronze Award 1 time since 2005 when we began service with AMIC. The Utilities Board has had only 2 loss time accidents in the past 15-years.

 

Developers, you can now access the Board’s water and sewer specifications on this website. We can also provide a digital format by contacting our office.We continually strive to live up to our slogan

“OZARK UTILITIES BOARD – AT YOUR SERVICE”.

 

Donald K. Hallford, General Manager

ONLINE PAYMENT

Ozark Utilities Board customers can now pay their utility bills online 24/7 with a credit card, debit card, or ACH (eCheck). This service is provided through Pay N Seconds, a third party payment processor, specializing in secure bill payment options.

To make a payment through this service, simply click on the Click to Pay button below and you will be instantly directed to Pay N Seconds.

If you are using this service for the first time, you will be prompted to register a new Pay N Seconds account prior to making your payment. When registering your account, you will need your CUSTOMER # and PIN from your utility billing statement.

If you have more than one utility account with Ozark Utilities Board, Pay N Seconds allows you to add multiple utility accounts under the same login. Please register first with your main utility account.

pns3-logo-button-color.png

Chairman

Gary R. Tibbetts

      

Directors

Mike Brauer
Derek Dickens

Larry Clark

Stanley Enfinger

Mayor Mark Blankenship

 

Secretary - Treasurer

Donald K. Hallford, General Manager

The Ozark Utilities Board meets the fourth (4th) Tuesday of each month at 5:00 pm in the Board room in the Ozark Municipal Complex.

 

Please call our office at (334) 774-2336 if you would like to be included on the meeting agenda.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ALABAMA CLEAN WATER PARTNERSHIP

Did you know that Alabama is the richest state in the USA in terms of water? We have more rivers, lakes, and groundwater than any place in our country. 10% of all the water in the USA flows through Alabama. It is vitally important to us and our children that we do all we can to protect this most valuable resource. Contact the Alabama Clean Water Partnership to find out how you can be a part in protecting the watershed where you live.

A copy of the Consumer Confidence Report is available at the Ozark Utilities Board

General Manager

Donald K. Hallford

System Manager

Joe Sexton

Wastewater Treatment Supervisor

Charles Grantham

Office Manager

Brad Powers

Asst. Office Manager

Yolanda Brooks

Bookkeeper

Moni Jacobs

Water & Sewer Service Supervisor

Terry Spivey

Contact Numbers

(334) 774-2336

(334) 774-5708

FAX (334) 774-4226

WATER AND SEWER RATES

According to the latest Hendon Engineering State of Alabama Water and Sewer Rate Survey, for towns with populations 10,000 and greater, for a customer using 5,000 gallons of water in a month, our water and sewer rates are lower than the state average. The Ozark Utilities Board is proud to report that our rates are very competitive with other communities of our size.

 

To rates and fees, please click here.

 

For our customer's convenience, we have a drive-thru payment window. Please limit your drive-thru transactions to no more than two accounts so as not to inconvenience others. There is also a payment depository at the drive-thru with payment envelopes if you have several transactions or if the window is closed.

 

We offer the option of payment by bank draft. This option offers convenience for our customers, eliminating the hassle of paying by mail or in person. You receive a monthly bill statement for your water/sewer bill that informs you that the amount due was automatically withdrawn from your bank account. See our Office Manager, Brad Powers, if you would like this option. We accept online credit card payments.

UTILITIES BOARD SUPERVISORY STAFF

WATER SPECIFICATION DOCUMENTS

Title                                                                                          

 

Table of Contents                                                                           

Applicable Codes & Standards                                                     

Temporary Erosion Control                                                     

Cleanup                                                                                              

Replacing Paving & Sidewalks                                                            

Highway Crossings                                                                            

Cast-In-Place Concrete                                                                       

Precast Prestressed Concrete                                                             

SEWER SPECIFICATION DOCUMENTS

Size

 

9.20 KB

10.78 KB

13.29 KB

11.03 KB

22.44 KB

16.24 KB

53.62 KB

23.14 KB

Title

Table of Contents

Applicable Codes & Standards

Clearing & Grubbing

Cleanup

Temporary Erosion Control

Stormwater Permitting

Precast Manholes

Replacement Paving

PVC Pressure Pipe

Clay Pipe Sewer

PVC Sewer Pipe & Service Pipe

Above Ground Sewers

Highway Crossings

Mechanical Equipment

Submersible Sewage Pump Station

Sewer Service Connections

Ductile Iron Piping & Fittings

Size

 

9.37 KB

11.07 KB

10.58 KB

10.97 KB

13.31 KB

14.57 KB

17.10 KB

26.07 KB

24.88 KB

24.97 KB

29.08 KB

24.97 KB

16.53 KB

21.37 KB

37.00 KB

9.62 KB

26.33 KB

© 2020 by City of Ozark

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram