$40K authorized after Yukon sewer line collapse

Several sections of W Platt pipe missing; ‘burst’ repair planned

Yukon Public Works Director Arnold Adams

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

Yukon Public Works crews discovered several sections of pipe were missing after a recent sewer line collapse.

The Yukon City Council has approved spending up to $40,000 to repair the sewer line in the 300 block of W Platt, which city personnel on Aug. 12 learned had collapsed.

Brewer Construction Oklahoma will make the repairs through its paving, drainage and water/sewer contract with the City of Yukon.

The collapsed sewer line is 18 feet below a concrete retaining wall and pergola, Yukon Public Works Director Arnold Adams told city council members. Several other utility lines are buried right above it.

Damage to the estimated 60-year-old clay pipe may have been caused by a tree that was there, Adams said at the Aug. 17th city council meeting.

Brewer Construction crews are expected to “pipe burst” some 268 feet of eight-inch sewer line, reconnect five service lines and rehabilitate two manholes.

“We know we have some ‘troubled’ areas in this 268-foot section of main,” Adams said.

“It’s about 20 feet deep on one end, and 18 feet deep on the other. Very dangerous.”


In other business at their Aug. 17th meeting, the Yukon City Council approved:

  • Appointment of Michael McEachern to office two on the Spanish Cove Housing Authority, succeeding Scott Meacham. McEachern, Yukon’s former mayor and council member, was appointed to a six-year term expiring May 31, 2027.
  • An agreement with I.C.E. Challenge Enterprises LLC for a 75-foot by 52-foot outdoor ice-skating rink from Nov. 20 through Jan. 2, 2022, at Chisholm Trail Park, 500 W Vandament. The Edmond company will keep 100% of revenue until $115,000 then will split revenue 50/50 with the City of Yukon. The temporary skating rink debuted last year for Yukon’s Annual Christmas in the Park.
  • Authoring city engineer Robbie Williams of TEIM Design to advertise for bids for the City of Yukon’s emergency storm debris contract. Sealed bid deadline is 3 p.m. Sept. 16. The Yukon City Council is expected to consider awarding the contract Oct. 5.
  • A service agreement with IWorQ Systems for a suite of software modules to help the Yukon Public Works department with day-to-day operations. Cost is $30,000 yearly with a $4,000 first-year setup fee.
  • Placing maintenance bonds into effect for public sanitary sewer line ($21,222) and public waterline improvements ($39,789.50) to serve Bridon Business Park at Bridon Circle and Commerce Street. Improvements were done by M&M Ditching of Wheatland.
  • Renewing an annual Cisco SmartNet maintenance agreement for extended hardware/software support on the City of Yukon’s network infrastructure. The City of Yukon will pay $36,797.70 to Presidio Networked Solutions for 24/7 support.