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OWRB approves over $1.9 million for infrastructure improvements for six Oklahoma systems

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:22:31 CST

 OWRB approves over $1.9 million for infrastructure improvements for six Oklahoma systems Cherokee County Rural Water District No. 11 receives $1,575,000 for water system improvements
The Cherokee County Rural Water District No. 11 received approval this month for $1,575,000 in funding from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Districtís water infrastructure. Construction of upgrades and improvements to the water system will be financed by the Oklahoma Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) with $179,000 of the loan coming in the form of loan forgiveness and an additional $673,000 grant from the Cherokee Nation.
The District will use the funds to lay 3,120 feet of new 6-inch water line to connect Cherokee County Rural Water District No. 9 to Cherokee County District No. 11, install stand-by generators at the water treatment plant, and to construct a new 150,000 gallon water standpipe. These improvements will ensure pressure is maintained throughout the distribution system while reducing water loss. It will also allow Cherokee County Rural Water District No. 9 to discontinue use of its water treatment plant. These steps will result in treated water availability, and uninterrupted power for residents and businesses in and near the District.

McIntosh County RWSG & SWMD No. 8 receives $100,000 for water system improvements
The McIntosh County Rural Water, Sewer, Gas, and Solid Waste Management District No. 8 received approval for $100,000 in funding this month from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board and Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality to improve the Districtís water infrastructure. Construction of improvements to the water system will be financed in full via a principal forgiveness loan through the Oklahoma Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.
The district will use the funds for system improvements to address disinfection byproduct issues. Disinfecting drinking water has reduced waterborne disease drastically. However, byproducts which may result by the disinfection process can sometimes have unintended effects. Therefore, by addressing this issue, this project helps meet the public health goals for the state.

Keota Public Works Authority receives $79,999 grant for wastewater system improvements
The Keota Public Works Authority (Authority) in Haskell County received approval this month for a $79,999 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authorityís wastewater infrastructure.
The Authority will use the funds to install a land application system in their wastewater treatment process. The estimated cost of the project is $79,999 which is the amount of the requested OWRB REAP grant.

Haworth Public Works Authority receives $42,255 grant for wastewater system improvements
The Haworth Public Works Authority (Authority) in McCurtain County received approval this month for a $42,255 Emergency grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authorityís wastewater infrastructure.
The Authority has a wastewater cell lagoon system that has experienced a breach from one cell into another which has resulted in additional erosion. In order to correct the situation, the Authority will temporarily divert flow from the damaged cell so it may be repaired. The estimated cost of the project is $49,711 which will be funded with the requested Emergency Grant funds as well $7,456 in local matching funds.


Copan Public Works Authority receives $127,655 for wastewater improvement planning
The Copan Public Works Authority (Authority) received approval this month for a $127,655 loan from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authorityís wastewater infrastructure. The planning and design upgrades will be financed in full via a principal forgiveness loan through the Oklahoma Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF).
The Authority will use the funds for planning and design of sewer system rehabilitation which will determine areas where inflow and infiltration are an issue. A reduction of these issues will help prevent unwanted contaminants from entering Copan Lake and the Little Caney River while reducing unintended flows to the wastewater treatment plant.

Cherokee County Rural Water District No. 7 Receives $53,000 Grant for Water System Improvements
The Cherokee County Rural Water District No. 7 (District) received approval this month for a $53,000 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Districtís water infrastructure.
The District will use these funds to replace approximately 300 feet of security fencing and perform standpipe rehabilitation which includes r-ecoating and roof repair.

∑ For more info. on these projects and others, visit the OWRB's News Page

   

 

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