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Free Bystander CPR classes are provided to the public monthly. This class does not certify you for the work in the medical field, for more information on certification .
There are exceptions for which your dog or cat may be exempt from this requirement. For example, you can purchase an Intact Permit to exempt your dog or cat.
B. Exceptions From Spay Or Neuter: The owner of a dog or cat shall not be required to spay or neuter the animal upon compliance with any of the following exceptions:
1. Veterinarian Exemption; Permanent Medical Condition: A written and signed statement from a local licensed veterinarian stating the animal is medically unsuited to undergo the sterilization procedure and specifying the medical grounds therefor will exempt the animal from the neutering requirements of subsection A of this section.
2. Veterinarian Exemption; Temporary Medical Condition: A written and signed statement from a local licensed veterinarian stating the animal suffers from a temporary medical condition so that sterilization is unsafe or imprudent and establishing a prognosis as to a date the animal may be safely neutered will exempt the animal from the requirements of subsection A of this section until the prognosis date established therein. Upon expiration of the prognosis date, the requirements of subsection A of this section become applicable unless the veterinarian issues a further exemption statement.
3. Visiting Animal: The animal is owned, possessed, kept or harbored within the city for no more than thirty (30) days in any consecutive twelve (12) month period.
4. Service, Law Enforcement, Search And Rescue: Dogs documented as having been appropriately trained and actually being used as a service dog, such as a guide dog, hearing dog, assistance dog, seizure alert dog, or social/therapy dog; by public law enforcement agencies for law enforcement activities; or search and rescue agencies for search and rescue activities; or such dogs designated as breeding stock by an appropriate agency or organization approved by the director of animal control after consultation with knowledgeable professionals;
5. Competition Dogs Or Cats: A competition animal is one that is used to show, to compete or is designated as breeding stock, and is of a breed recognized by and registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC), United Kennel Club (UKC), American Dog Breeders Association (ADBA), or other valid registry approved by animal control, as listed in the spay and neuter licensing exception appendix (copies of which shall be available at the city clerk's office or animal control), and meets one of the following requirements:
a. The dog/cat has competed in at least one dog/cat show or sporting competition sanctioned by a national registry or other registry approved by animal control, as listed in the spay and neuter licensing exception appendix, within the last three hundred sixty five (365) days, or
b. The dog/cat has earned a conformation, obedience, agility, carting, herding, protection, rally, sporting, hunting, working or other title from a purebred dog/cat registry as referenced above or other registry or dog sport association approved by animal control, as listed in the spay and neuter licensing exception appendix, or
c. The owner of the animal is a member of an approved purebred dog/cat breed club, which maintains and enforces a code of ethics for dog/cat breeding that includes restrictions from breeding dogs/cats with genetic defects and life threatening health problems that commonly threaten the breed(s), approved by animal control, as listed in the spay and neuter licensing exception appendix.
6. Annual Intact Permit: The owner has an annual intact permit for the animal in question and is otherwise in compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
Within 10 days of the birth of each litter of puppies or kittens, you must purchase a Whelping Permit from the Office of the City Clerk or Animal Control. However, there is a limit. Your dog or cat cannot birth more than one litter per year. In addition, the ordinance prohibits the selling, displaying for commercial purposes, or giving away of animals from along roadsides, rights of way, parking lots or outdoor sales, swap meets, flea markets, or similar events. Tax-exempt, non-profit organizations founded for the purpose of providing human sanctuary or shelter for unwanted animals are not subject to the above restrictions if a 501c# certification is displayed.
C. Whelping Permit:
1. No owner shall cause, allow or suffer any female dog or cat by them owned, harbored or kept to breed or become pregnant without having a current whelping permit for said animal. The term "whelping permit" means a written authorization, issued annually by the department of animal control, giving its lawful holder permission to breed a specific female dog or a cat and for that animal to deliver not more than one litter within the twelve (12) month period encompassed by the permit.
2. Each whelping permit shall be issued in the name of the owner and for a specific named and described female animal and shall be valid for one year from the date of issuance. A separate permit must be obtained for each owned female dog or cat. The fee for each permit shall be established by resolution of the city commission.
3. In order to prevent the overbreeding of animals, each permit shall only permit the whelping of no more than one litter per female dog in any twelve (12) month period.
4. The owner shall cause his/her whelping permit number and the name of the dame which gave birth to the litter to appear in any advertisement for sale of dogs or cats born pursuant to said permit.
Yes. The City of Ponca City has set aside an operating reserve and has appropriated funds within the funds available.
Yes, oil prices started a precipitous drop in August of 2014 when it was $100 per barrel, eventually bottoming at $32 per barrel in February of 2016. Sales tax collections began a 25 month contraction period in March of 2015, with an average month-over-month decrease of -4.1% over the period. The contraction turned the corner to positive in April of 2017, however, realizing an average month-over-month increase in recent months of +5.6%.
We have been very fortunate to have had excellent elected officials and professional City staff over a long timeframe who have governed conservatively and judiciously. The result is a Ponca City that has invested wisely in utility infrastructure as well as maintaining “Rainy Day” funds to absorb the shocks resulting from economic twists and turns that naturally occur.
For every taxable dollar you spend in Ponca City, you pay an additional 8.667 cents in sales tax or $8.667 for every $100 spent. This amount includes the State portion of four and a half cents, the County portion of 0.667 of a cent for the jail facility, and the City portion of three and a half cents. Of the City’s portion, two cents goes to the general operations of the City, half a cent goes to street improvements, and half a cent funds Debt Service for construction of the Ponca City Aquatic and Family Center – YMCA.
Agendas are posted 24 hours before a City Commission meeting. Therefore, agendas are usually posted Friday afternoons, prior to a Monday meeting at 5:30 p.m. You may pick up a copy of the agenda in the City Manager’s Office, located at City Hall (516 East Grand Avenue), or print a copy off of the City’s website.
Each fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30. The budgeting process includes the careful review and analysis of not just anticipated expenditures, but revenue projections, new programs, capital projects, and outside agency requests. After the City Manager reviews and finalizes the budget, it is then presented to the City Commission for approval.
The record high is 116° on July 6, 1996.
The record low is -24°on February 10. 2011.
On average, thirteen inches of snow equals one inch of rain.
Since 1960, Kay County has been included in 22 disaster declarations for severe weather.
Winter Storms (DR-4256); December 26, 2015
Severe Storms, Tornadoes (DR-4222); May 05, 2015
Winter Storm (DR-4109); February 24, 2013
Severe Storms, Tornadoes (DR-4064); April 28, 2012
Winter Storm (DR-1876); December 24, 2009
Severe Storms (DR-1803); September 12, 2008
Severe Storms (DR-1775); June 03, 2008
Winter Storms (EM-3280); December 08, 2007
Severe Storms (DR-1712); June 10, 2007
Severe Storms (DR-1707); May 04, 2007
Winter Storms (DR-1678); January 12, 2007
Severe Storms (DR-1465); May 08, 2003
Ice Storm (DR-1401); January 30, 2002
Winter Storm (DR-1355); December 25, 2000
Tornado, Flooding (DR-1066); July 21, 1995
Severe Storm (DR-991); May 08, 1993
SEVERE STORMS (DR-794); May 19, 1987
SEVERE STORMS (DR-778); September 26, 1986
Heavy Rains, Flooding (DR-419); March 22, 1974
SEVERE STORMS (DR-409); December 10, 1973
SEVERE STORMS (DR-404); October 13, 1973
Severe Storms (DR-104); July 15, 1960
You can register your shelter online at http://www.myponcacity.com/shelter/index.php call emergency management at 767-0380.
No person shall construct, reconstruct, repair or remove any pavement, walk, drive, curb or gutter within any public way or make any excavation therein without having first complied with the following requirements:
A. Insurance: Having filed with the city clerk a certificate of insurance issued by an insurance company licensed to do business in the state of Oklahoma, in the minimum amounts as prescribed below:Comprehensive liability, each individual $50,000 .00Property damage, per accident $25,000 .00Aggregate amount, each occurrence $100,000 .00
All liability insurance policies shall name the city of Ponca City as an additional insured and shall otherwise indemnify the city from any claim arising out of any act, omission, or negligence on the part of a person insured.
B. Bond for Publicly Negotiated Projects: Having deposited with the city an approved performance bond in the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) conditioned that the contractor and/or his surety will remove any work not executed in accordance with the specifications hereinafter set forth, and replace the same to the satisfaction of the city; provided that this provision shall not apply to a public utility concern having a franchise for the use of the public ways.
C. Bond for Right of Way work not a part of a Publicly Negotiated Project: Having deposited with the city an approved permit or license bond in the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) conditioned that the contractor and/or his surety will remove any work not executed in accordance with the cities ordinances, standards and regulations, and replace the same to the satisfaction of the City. By way of explanation and not as a limitation, this provision is intended to include driveway improvements located within the public rights of way. Additionally, a permit shall be obtained as described in section 9-2-6.
Building PermitsIf an owner or contractor intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert, or replace any electrical, mechanical, or plumbing system, then a building permit is required. For more information about building permits contact the Ponca City Development Services Department at (580) 767-0383. Ponca City has adopted the international codes for building, residential, mechanical, and Plumbing and the National Electrical Code.
Stormwater Detention RequirementsThe City of Ponca City prohibits an increase in stormwater runoff by development of all new commercial / industrial development projects and residential development above a certain size or in a critical area. This requirement is met by storing stormwater on site and releasing it at a controlled rate. Questions about these requirements can be addressed to the Ponca City Engineering Department at (580) 767-0326.
Stormwater Discharge PermitsIf you are planning construction activities that will disturb more than one acre you must have a Stormwater Discharge Permit from the Oklahoma State Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Certain industrial activities also require DEQ permits to discharge uncontaminated stormwater runoff. More information on DEQ stormwater permitting can be found on their website. Additional stormwater pollution prevention information can also be found on the City website on the Stormwater Information page or by calling (580) 767-0453.
To request a speaker please email your request and contact information to Email.
You can come to City Hall and pick up an employment application or go to the employment section of this website, fill out an application and submit it.
Open positions we are accepting applications for are posted in Human Resources at City Hall and on this website. We only accept applications for open posted positions.
Yes. The City has medical, dental, a prescription drug card program and a Flexible Spending Account plan (Section 125). Also, we have a prescription eyeglass program, life insurance, a City sponsored retirement plan, paid vacation, paid holidays and paid sick leave.
Our hours of operation vary throughout the year.
May-August - 8:00am-Dusk
March, April, September, October-8:30-Dusk
Please call (580) 767-0433 for further assistance.
Yes! Lew Wentz has two PGA professionals on staff that offer a variety of lesson opportunities, Junior, Individual, group, or clinics. Call 580-767-0433 for pricing.
Tee times are taken up to seven days in advance.
Please note: when renewing over the phone you will need to provide your library card number. When renewing online you will need your library card number as well as your pin number.
A great way to find out about good books you might be interested in reading is by using one of the following helpful websites
The Library provides several different outreach options. There is a “Request for outreach or home services” form that should be completed so that the person needing the outreach can indicate what kind of services would suit them best. Some of those services include: Monthly book delivery thru the mail, book selection for pick up by relatives, friends, etc. through the creation of associations between library cards, library curbside pickup. The Library strives to provide services to all who wish to use our facility. Please contact the Ponca City Library and ask to speak with the Adult Services Librarian for further information concerning outreach services.
Storytime for all ages is Wednesday morning at 11AM throughout the year. There are stories and music followed by a craft. No preregistration is required. Call the Library at (580) 767-0345 for a current schedule of events or check out the event calendar in the above menu on the left.
Polo was also introduced to Ponca City by Marland. He organized a team and set up three different polo fields for practice and for competition. George Marland was very active on the Ponca City polo team and was quite a good player as well.
Six months before he died, Mr. Marland sold the complex to an order of monks, the Discalced Carmelite Fathers. He kept the chauffeur's cottage and the surrounding land and left both to Lydie in his will. The Discalced Carmelite Fathers established a college of philosophy at the mansion in 1941 and were cloistered there until 1948. They then sold the complex to the Sisters of St. Felix for $50,000.
The Felician sisters renamed the estate Assumption Villa, and operated a nunnery and high school at the mansion. The nuns themselves lived in the mansion on the upper level. They built the chapel and the administration building. They also built Angela Hall as a private high school; in the 1960s, they added a dormitory.
In 1975, the Felician sisters announced that they were planning to sell the mansion and surrounding property and move to New Mexico. Conoco offered to pay half of the purchase price if the City of Ponca City would pay the other half. A one-cent sales tax was proposed by the city to fund its part. Lydie Marland returned to Ponca City during this time and wrote a letter to the citizens, asking them to support the sales tax and to save the mansion. The sales tax issue did pass, and the City of Ponca City became the owner of the Marland Estate, including the mansion and all of the other buildings on the 30-acre complex. The total purchase price was $1.4 million.
Mrs. Fluke’s design consists of “a sky blue field with a circular rawhide shield of an American Indian Warrior, decorated with six painted crosses on the face thereof, the lower half of the shield to be fringed with seven pendant eagle feathers and superimposed upon the face of the shield a calumet or peace pipe, crossed at right angles by an olive branch, ...underneath said shield or design in white letters shall be placed the word ‘Oklahoma.'”
The forty-one foot concrete plaza is a gift of former and current Ponca City residents to the citizens of the State of Oklahoma and will forever bear the flag design, as well as the Oklahoma State Pledge.
Contact the court clerk's office at 580-767-0382.
Fines may be paid:
Provided, during the time period from Memorial Day through Labor Day of each year, curfew for the above ages of juveniles shall commence at 12:01 am and terminate at 6:00 am of each day.
Curfew hours for juveniles younger than 15 years of age are from 10:30 pm each day to 6:00 am the following day.
You will need to provide a copy of your verification. You may bring it in person to the court clerk's office at 200 E. Oklahoma or you may email it to email@example.com or you may fax it to 580-767-0374. If you choose to email or fax the proof, please contact the court clerk's office at 580-767-0382 to confirm receipt of your insurance verification. Upon receipt of the insurance verification, coverage will be confirmed. Please note that insurance coverage had to be in effect at the time of the citation for the charge to be dismissed.
You can call the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety at (405) 425-2098 or (405) 425-2059
The State Certified Defensive Driving Coordinator is Paul Carpenter, his phone number is (580) 541-5729
If you are planning to build a new structure, add to an existing structure, reconfigure the space (add, remove or relocate walls) inside an existing structure, or make changes to load-bearing elements of a structure, you will probably need to obtain a building permit. If you are planning to add circuitry or equipment to an existing electrical system, or to build a new service/system, you will need a permit. A permit is also required when you are installing new plumbing lines (water, sewer, or gas), when you are adding length to existing lines, or when you install a water heater or other gas-fired appliance. Mechanical work (heating/cooling systems) that involves installing new or replacement equipment, or that involves new duct work or extensions to existing duct work, also requires a permit. In general, minor repairs, non-structural cosmetic work, and replacement of fixtures do not require you to obtain a permit. By City of Ponca City ordinances, you must also get a permit to erect a sign, work in a right-of-way, build a fence in a front yard or across an easement, install an in-ground swimming pool, build a storm shelter, or demolish a building. These are general guidelines, and there are exceptions to some of these requirements. If you are unsure about a prospective project, do not hesitate to contact Building Services staff.
You must provide details of the planned project to building officials. Site plans and/or floor plans should be submitted, along with a completed building permit application, to City Building Services staff in the Development Services office in City Hall, 516 W. Grand. Submittals by email, fax or mail can also be accepted. Upon review and approval, a permit will be issued. For construction of new residential or commercial buildings, our Plan Submittals guide may also be helpful.
Permit costs vary with the type of project and scope of work. A permit fee schedule is listed on our building permit application. Our minimum permit fee is $25, plus a $4 charge that is required by the State of Oklahoma to help fund the Uniform Building Code Commission. A fee schedule is also available in our Document Center.
The UBCC is a State agency that was created in 2009 and given the authority to mandate minimum construction standards that will apply to the entire State of Oklahoma, even those areas that are outside of a local governing body’s jurisdiction. Cities or counties can still adopt a more stringent set of codes, but will not be allowed to adopt something less restrictive than that adopted by the State.
State and local regulations allow a person to do any permitted work on a house if he both owns, and resides in, that house. That includes electrical, plumbing or mechanical work, with the understanding that permits, if required, are obtained, and necessary inspections performed. A landlord cannot do plumbing, electrical or mechanical work that requires a permit on his rental units, unless he also happens to be a contractor. Only approved contractors, duly licensed by the State and registered with the City, are allowed to do this type of work. With respect to new or remodeled commercial properties, all plumbing, electrical or mechanical work requiring a permit is to be done only by properly licensed contractors.
Electrical, plumbing and mechanical contractors, journeymen and apprentices are licensed through the State Construction Industries Board (http://www.ok.gov/cib/). Additionally, the City of Ponca City requires that those contractors and their workers be registered locally. If you are unsure about the status of a contractor, you may contact Building Services staff. The CIB web-site also has a tool that allows you to check the status of a contractor’s State license. (http://cibverify.ok.gov/)
The State has also mandated that contractors are to be registered locally if they build new, or perform remodel work on, one-and-two-family homes, if that work requires a permit. Those contractors must provide proof of liability and worker’s compensation insurance (or exempt status) to City building officials as a condition for issuance of a local registration certificate. Types of projects that exempt residential contractors from being registered include: work that would not normally require issuance of a permit (See “When Do I Need a Permit”), construction of detached accessory structures (storage or shop buildings, for example), front yard or other fences, detached storm shelters, swimming pools, either above- or in-ground, and demolition. Development Services staff can tell you if a proposed project should be done by a registered contractor, and if a potential contractor has a residential certificate.
The State of Oklahoma requires that roofing contractors be registered with the State Construction Industries Board. Links on the CIB website allow you to check the status of a roofer’s license, and to file a complaint against a roofer for sub-standard work or for violating the terms of a contract. The City does not currently require a permit for reroofing a structure, so the responsibility of verifying the authenticity of a roofer lies with the customer who hires that roofer.
The shelter houses located in city parks and at Lake Ponca are free and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The shelter houses at Lake Ponca Park are rented in blocks of time, either from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm or from 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Reservations may be made up to one year in advance. For information regarding shelter house availability, call (580) 767-0430.
Call the Municipal Court Clerk at (580)767-0382 within 5 days, or go to the Court Clerks window at 200 E. Oklahoma Avenue (Mon-Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm). If you fail to do so, a warrant may be issued for your arrest.
Call (580)767-0370 for non-emergency issues and an officer will be assigned to come and take a report. You can also come to the Police Station at 200 E. Oklahoma Avenue to report a crime. Call 911 if you are experiencing an emergency and need the Police.
Call (580)767-0370 for non-emergency issues and an officer will be assigned to come and take a report. Call 911 if you are involved in an accident and need an emergency response due to injuries, or fire.
We have 55 allotted positions for Sworn Police Officers. That is everyone from the Chief to the newest officer.
You can call the Municipal Court Clerk for City Warrants (580)767-0382, and you can call the Kay County Sheriff’s Office for County Warrants (580)362-2517.
If the outage is after 5:00pm on weekdays, holidays, or the weekend call 580-767-0405 and follow the recorded prompts. If during working hours call 580-767-0405 and you will talk to a live person.
PCE is a member of the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority ( OMPA) which is a state government agency that provides low-cost wholesale power to cities and towns that own their own electric utilities. OMPA’s power sources come from different resources such as wind, hydroelectric, natural gas and coal.
- Look around to see if neighbors have power.
- Check your breakers in your electric panel? Turn the Main Breaker off for 30 seconds and turn back on.
- If possible, observe your electric meter. If the meter is blank then report you have an outage and the meter is blank.
To report an outage call 767-0405. This number will get you to our office staff during normal working hours and connect you to our Interactive Voice Response (IVR) for afterhours reporting. High call volume may not allow your call to get through. Try again later.
The electric line or service line is 2 black and 1 silver wire twisted together and goes from the pole to the point-of-connection on the house.
The point of connections is the location where the service line connects to your house. It may be to a weatherhead on the roof or a house knob on side of house.
Electric meters are usually located on the side or back of your house. In some cases they are located on a service loop pole.
Service will be restored as quickly as possible. When the outage happened, the cause may not be known until crews have had a chance to troubleshoot the problem. Once, the cause is found, the outage can generally have an estimated restoration time, but there is also the chance that other problems will arise during the repairs.
Trees on private property are the responsibility of the property owner. Ponca City Energy will trim back any branch that is rubbing hard on the electric line. This is a minimal trim and is done to protect the line and keep power on. If a homeowner wishes to cut more, they can hire a private tree trimmer and PCE can temporarily drop the line for them to complete the work if needed. Every attempt should be made by the property owner to keep from trees growing in the line continuously.
Call 767-0405. PCE can remove the limb or object from on the line. Remember the electric line is the 2 back and 1 silver twisted wire. The black lines may be a different service like telephone or cable.
Call PCE who can determine if it is your power line. It could be phone or cable TV. If it is your electric line we will dispatch a crew to safely remove it.
PCE has an Outage Management System that collects data on ever outage on our system. According to the Reliability Reports from the Outage Management the major causes are:
# 1 Cause - WEATHER
# 2 Cause - Squirrels, birds/animals
# 3 Cause - Unknown – could not find a visible reason
# 4 Cause - Equipment Failure
# 5 Cause - Trees
Plant taller trees away from the electric lines! See www.arborday.org/programs/treelineusa/ for more information.
PCE has a 4 trim cycle, which means we try to trim near your home at least every 4 years. To make this possible, at least 10 feet needs to be removed from most trees each trim cycle. Trees are pruned according to their closeness to the power line. This is all done to provide you with safe reliable power. Trees and power lines do not mix.
An 18-hole disc golf course is located in the Lake Pageant area and the Bois D' Arc Golf Course.
A nine-hole disc golf course is located in War Memorial Park.
A. Businesses: Monthly charges for businesses, commercial establishments and institutions for which the city provides the containers shall be as follows:
B. Outside City Limits Fuel Surcharge: Additionally, a fuel surcharge is imposed on container accounts that are located outside the city limits. The surcharges are:
(1) Two (2) to five (5) miles outside city limits, add $11.79 per pull in addition to base container rate;
(2) Over five (5) to ten (10) miles outside city limits, add $31.46 per pull in addition to base container rate;
(3) Over ten (10) to fifteen (15) miles outside city limits, add $51.10 per pull in addition to base container rate;
(4) Over fifteen (15) to twenty (20) miles outside city limits, add $70.76 per pull in addition to base container rate.
A. City Owned Containers: Charges for city owned containers at special events or special functions for which the city provided the service or container shall be as follows:
B. Setup Fee: A setup fee of $29.77 is established per city-owned container for the transportation to and from the event.
The following rates are established for usage of a city owned open top roll-off container:
$5.70 per cubic yard capacityPlus$1.25 per ton State Solid Waste Landfill FeePlus$173.82 per pull of the containerA minimum of two (2) pulls per month is required or a $176.89 per month container rental will apply.
A charge of $8.72 per cubic yard, plus $1.25 per ton for the state solid waste landfill fee, plus $173.82 per lift, is hereby established for pick up, hauling and landfill fees for those persons, firms or corporations utilizing compactor type containers. Those persons, firms or corporations utilizing front unloading compactors will be charged an additional $64.22 per pull for the additional handling of containers.
Yard waste and other debris that lands in the gutters and ditches eventually winds up in our storm sewer system. During a heavy storm event, those extra solids can clog the pipes and cause flooding in streets, flooding in houses, and even endanger people’s lives. Writing citations to people who choose to use the storm sewers as their own personal trash can is one of the many ways that the City protects against that damage. Plus, these laws help the City maintain its Community Rating System score – a tool that insurance companies use to give homeowners of Ponca City a 25% discount on their flood insurance policies.
If you are planning construction activities that will disturb more than one acre, you must have a Stormwater Discharge Permit from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ). Certain industrial activities also require ODEQ permits to discharge uncontaminated stormwater runoff.
You can email Broadband Services with your name, name of business, address needing fiber, amount of bandwidth required, email address, and phone number. We will check out the details and get back to you as quickly as we can, usually within one or two days.
Typically items placed on the City of Ponca City's calendar relate to City Municipal items. If it is a special item and deems city wide announcement send email with as much detail as you can and it will be reviewed for possible addition to the City's calendar.
Go to the Wi Fi Page
Please stop by Utility Billing Office for a Financial Page and a cut off notice (must be past due) to take to the agencies for assistance.
Sewage backups and overflows are sometimes the result of grease buildup, which can cause property damage, environmental problems, and other health hazards. Fats, oil, and grease (FOG) get into the sewers mainly from commercial food service establishments that do not have adequate FOG control measures in place such as grease interceptors. When waste FOG is washed into the plumbing system, usually through kitchen sinks and floor drains, it sticks to the insides of plumbing pipes and city sewers. Over time, waste FOG builds up to such an extent that it eventually blocks the entire pipe causing sewage backups and overflows.
Proper disposal practices include the following:
The Wastewater Treatment Plant currently treats an average of 3.5 million gallons per day and discharges the treated water to the Arkansas River.
Ponca City is required to do Lead/Copper analysis once every three years. In September 2016, 30 tap water samples collected from the distribution system were analyzed. The lead concentration in our drinking water was so low that it was below "Practical Quantitation Limit."
Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Ponca City Municipal Water is responsible for providing high-quality drinking water, but it cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing connections. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to two minutes before using water for drinking or cooking.
If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, lead testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize lead exposure is available on the Environmental Protection Agency's website.
Yes. There is an Automatic Water Fill Station at the intersection of Erie and 4th Street. This 24/7 station will only accept “prepaid cards” purchased from the Ponca City Utility Billing Office. The fees and other charges associated with this service are:
If substantial amounts of calcium and/or magnesium, both nontoxic minerals, are present in drinking water, the water is said to be hard. Hard water does not dissolve soap readily, so making lather for washing and cleaning could be difficult with hard water.
You may have some understanding about your carbon footprint, but how much do you know about your water footprint? The water footprint of an individual, community, or business is the total volume of fresh water used to produce the goods and services that an individual or community consumes, or that a business provides. For example, 11 gallons of water are needed to irrigate and wash the fruit in one half-gallon container of orange juice. To grow, produce, package, and ship the beans that made your morning cup of coffee, 37 gallons of water were used. To produce one quart of milk, 264 gallons of water are required.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American uses about 100 gallons of water daily. The annual American per capita water footprint is about 8,000 cubic feet; that is twice the global per capita average.
With water use increasing six-fold in the past century, our demands for fresh water are rapidly outstripping what the planet can replenish. Check out your own water footprint on the H20 Conserve website. You can also visit the Water Footprint website to see how your water footprint compares to those of other nations.
Ponca City’s current water supply mainly comes from the Water Well Fields. Ponca City also has water rights to Lake Ponca and Kaw Lake. However, the water rights to Kaw have never been exercised.
Yes! For more information, see our Annual Water Quality Report.
You may email Wireless Support or call the hotline at (580) 763-8066. Be sure to include your name, address of problem area, email address, and phone number. Efforts will be made to contact everyone asking questions – but City staff do not assist people with connection problems. For more specific help with connection issues, please visit any local vendor offering “Wi-Fi support.”
Computer Solutions Unlimited105 West Prospect(580) 718-9100
Midwest Computers and More510 North 1st Street(580) 762-1888
Tech Squad426 West Grand Avenue(580) 718-9111