Public Works

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If you wish to make an online payment to Gore Public Works or learn about the other forms of payment we accept, please click on the PAY G.P.W.A. WATER tab in the header and follow the prompts on that page. 

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Public Works

PUBLIC WORKS FEES (FEES SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

TAP & DEPOSIT INFORMATION

SEWER TAP FEE, SINGLE-FAMILY/RESIDENTIAL:   $225.00
MULTI-FAMILY/RESIDENTIAL OR BUSINESS/COMMERCIAL TAP:   $600.00
DEVELOPERS SEWER TAP: (If extension is required)   $5,000.00
SEE RESOLUTION AND MINUTES DATED SEPTEMBER 3, 1992.

IN-TOWN WATER TAP FEE: (5/8-3/4” METER) $500.00
RURAL WATER TAP FEE: (5/8-3/4” METER) $1,000.00
OTHER METER SIZES AVAILABLE:
1” METER $800.00 TOWN; $1,300.00 RURAL
2” METER $1,500 TOWN; $2,500.00 RURAL
METER LARGER THAN 2″: COST +10% (IN TOWN OR RURAL)

Guidelines for laying larger lines are available.

THE FOLLOWING IS REQUIRED FOR ALL WATER SERVICE:

$25.00 SERVICE CHARGE TO READ THE METER IN/OUT.
$125.00 DEPOSIT
(DEPOSIT IS WAIVED FOR HOMEOWNER WITH A FILED COPY OF DEED.)

IF SEWER SERVICE IS NOT AVAILABLE, CERTIFICATION FROM THE OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (ODEQ) MUST BE PROVIDED TO ENSURE AN APPROPRIATE SEPTIC SYSTEM.

BILLING INFORMATION

Bills are mailed around the first of each month, and a 10% penalty is charged if the total bill is not paid by the 10th of the month. If the total bill is not paid by the 25th, service is subject to disconnect and a $50 reconnect fee plus a $15 service charge will be charged per meter.

WATER/SEWER/TRASH RATE INFORMATION (Subject to Change)

Water & Sewer Rates (Effective September 2022)

Gore city residences & businesses are charged the following monthly rates for water:

First 2,000 gallons:   $28.00 (minimum)
2,001 – 10,000 gallons (next 8,000 gal):   $3.75 per thousand gallons
Remainder (all gallons over 10,000 gal):   $4.00 per thousand gallons

Rural customers are charged the following monthly rates for water:

First 2,000 gallons:   $35.00 (minimum)
2,001 – 10,000 gallons (next 8,000 gal):   $4.75 per thousand gallons
Remainder (all gallons over 10,000 gal):   $5.00 per thousand gallons

All residential and commercial users of sewage/disposal services of wastewater, both inside and outside the corporate city limits are charged the following monthly rate:

First 2,000 gallons:   $10.00 (minimum)
Remainder (all gallons over 2,000):   $1.95 per thousand gallons

Monthly Residential Trash Rates

Single Family – 96 Gallon Rollout Cart $15.00 (Weekly Pick-up)
Additional Carts (in town) – 96 Gallon Rollout Cart $11.00
96 Gallon cart, GPWA water customer, outside city limits $23.00 (Weekly Pick-up)

Monthly Commercial Trash Rates

96 Gallon Rollout Carts                                 $20.50 (Weekly Pick-up)
2  Cubic Yard                                                 $49.00 (Weekly Pick-up)
2  Cubic Yard                                                 $90.00 (Bi-weekly Pick-up)
3  Cubic Yard                                                 $60.00 (Weekly Pick-up)
3  Cubic Yard                                                 $110.00 (Bi-weekly Pick-up)
4  Cubic Yard                                                 $80.00 (Weekly Pick-up)
4  Cubic Yard                                                 $143.00 (Bi-weekly Pick-up)

DID YOU KNOW GORE PUBLIC WORKS:

  • Has 700 active meters–80 of which are commercial accounts
  • Processes approximately 10 million gallons of water each month
  • Adds 10 new meters per year
  • Provides an average of 3,920 gallons to each customer
  • Maintains approximately 45 miles of water lines and a similar amount of sewer lines

 

GPWA CUSTOMER WARNING: DOXO.COM

Customer Warning:

It has come to our attention that there is an on-line bill pay website that appears to be affiliated with Gore Public Works Authority (GPWA), but it is not. Doxo.com is third-party website that allows people to pay bills via their site. However, doxo.com may charge the customer extra fees, and GPWA cannot control IF (or when) we will receive any payments from doxo.com, possibly resulting in a late payment from the customer or even disconnection due to non-payment. Some companies never receive payments and consider doxo.com to be a SCAM. To make sure you’re paying GPWA directly, visit us at Gore Town Hall, 201 S Main St, call us at 918-489-2483, or mail us at PO Box 329, Gore, OK 74435.     To make an AUTHORIZED online payment to GPWA click the PAY GPWA WATER tab on this website.

Bank Draft Application

If you would like to sign up for bank draft, please print and complete the application below.  Provide the completed application and a voided check to the Town Hall offices.  The bank draft will become effective within one to two billing cycles.

debit authorization agreement – ACH aka direct draft

LEAK ALARM Info

Leak Alarm? Potential Leak Information.

If you are visiting this page, more than likely you have been directed here from a leak alarm notification found on your water bill. Please keep in mind you may or MAY NOT have a leak. There are many reasons for higher water bills, or water in your yard other than a leak in a water pipe.

If you have received a water utility bill with the “leak alarm” message, indicating you have a potential leak, please understand that some of our water meters are now equipped with electronics that can record consumption hourly. The message on your water bill indicates your meter registered continuous usage for 24 consecutive hours during this month’s billing period. This usage could be a measurement that equates to a very small drip or possibly a larger, more expensive leak. You have been notified of this potential leak to provide you time to investigate your water usage and prevent a larger, unexpected water and/or sewer usage charge on the next water bill. If you do not have a known reason why the meter would register usage for every hour for a 24-hour period between regular monthly readings, please remember this:

An alert on your bill does not necessarily mean your water leak is a large one at the current time or that you actually have a leak. The message indicates the meter showed 24 hours of consecutive hourly usage no matter if it was very small amount of water usage or a large amount of water usage. This message is printed on the bill as a courtesy to give advanced notice that something could be leaking. Unfortunately, some leaks will be larger when you receive your bill. The message will let you know why the increase on the bill occurred, as well as give you notice of a leak that has gone unnoticed by you.

Service Line Warranties

You may periodically receive a letter from Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) if you are a town resident. The Town partnered with SLWA because it is a program that might be beneficial to you.

Most Recent Agenda

LIHWAP/Low Income Assistance

Water Assistance Program online enrollment opens on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.

Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS) will begin accepting online applications, at OKDHSLive.org, for the Low Income Home Water Assistance Programs (LIHWAP) on Tuesday, October 25, 2022. This federally-funded program helps income-eligible families with their water utility bills.

LIHWAP
LIHWAP is a new, one-time program that was created and funded under the Consolidated Appropriations Act and American Rescue Plan Act. It provides funds to assist low-income households with water and wastewater bills. Like LIHEAP, applications are accepted online at OKDHSLive.org.

• The non-emergency water bill pay enrollment period, provides assistance with a one-time payment per fiscal year to the public drinking water or waste water participating provider for the household.
• The water crisis program provides assistance with a one-time payment per fiscal year for:
a) households who meet the income and resource guidelines outlined in the LIHEAP program and
b) have a verifiable water crisis, disconnected service or will be disconnected within 72 hours, and
c) the public drinking water or waste water company is a participating provider.

In order to receive LIHWAP, the customer’s public drinking water or waste water company must be a participating provider.

Priority will be given to households with elderly or disabled individuals, or with children under 5.

LIHWAP PAYMENTS
Only one payment per year, per household is allowed for each program(water bill pay and water crisis). LIHWAP payments must be applied to the water or waste water bill. Authorized payments may not be applied toward other services, such as trash, cable or other services. “Household” is defined as individuals using one utility meter or energy source.

Native American households may apply through OKDHSLive.org or through their tribal nation. Tribal households cannot receive assistance from both OKDHS and their tribe during the same federal fiscal year.

LIHEAP AND LIHWAP INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES
The maximum monthly gross income allowed per household size is:
1 person: $1,396
2 people: $1,888
3 people: $2,379
4 people: $2,871
5 people: $3,363
6 people: $3,855
7 people: $4,347
8 people: $4,839

Customers must complete the water information on their application, including their water company name, account number, cut off information, etc.

Persons applying for each program should have the most recent water bill information for their home and utility supplier, as well as their ID, social security number and verification of income. For more information and to apply for benefits, visit OKDHSLive.org.