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2014 | 2013



August 20, 2014

Antlers Public Works Authority Receives OWRB Loan to Refinance Water System Debt

The Antlers Public Works Authority has received a $3,110,000 loan through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to help refinance loans previously used to improve the community’s water and wastewater infrastructure. The OWRB approved the loan during the agency’s monthly board meeting on August 19.



August 20, 2014

Southern Osage County Rural Water District Receives OWRB Loan to Improve Water System

Rural Water Management District No. 15 in Osage County has received an $840,000 loan through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to construct a 300,000 gallon water storage tower. The OWRB approved the loan during the agency’s monthly board meeting on August 19.



July 16, 2014

Colbert Public Utilities Authority Receives $950,000 Wastewater System Loan from OWRB

The Colbert Public Utilities Authority received a $950,000 loan Tuesday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to facilitate improvements to the community’s wastewater infrastructure. The OWRB approved the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) loan during the panel’s regular monthly meeting.



July 16, 2014

Colcord Public Works Authority Receives $84,000 Grant to Repair Waste Water System

The Colcord Public Works Authority has received an $84,000 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the community’s water infrastructure. The OWRB approved the grant during the agency’s monthly board meeting on July 15.



July 16, 2014

Davidson Public Works Authority Receives $149,900 Grant to Repair Water System

The Davidson Public Works Authority has received a $149,900 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the community’s water infrastructure. The OWRB approved the grant during the agency’s monthly board meeting on July 15.



July 16, 2014

Dewar Public Works Authority Receives $63,112 Grant to Repair Waste Water System

The Dewar Public Works Authority has received a $63,112 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the community’s waste water infrastructure. The OWRB approved the grant during the agency’s monthly board meeting on July 15.



July 16, 2014

Fairfax Public Works Authority Receives $81,380 Grant to Repair Water and Waste Water System

The Fairfax Public Works Authority has received an $81,380 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the community’s water and waste water infrastructure. The OWRB approved the grant during the agency’s monthly board meeting on July 15.



July 16, 2014

Fort Supply Public Works Authority Receives $59,000 Grant to Improve Water System

The Fort Supply Public Works Authority has received a $59,000 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to help plan a project to improve the community’s water infrastructure. The OWRB approved the grant during the agency’s monthly board meeting on July 15.



July 16, 2014

Panama Public Works Authority Receives $1,025,000 Wastewater System Loan from OWRB

The Panama Public Works Authority received a $1,025,000 loan Tuesday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB). The OWRB approved the Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan during the panel’s regular monthly meeting. The loan proceeds will be used refinance loans that the Authority had obtained previously to finance wastewater system improvement projects in past years.



July 16, 2014

Ravia Public Works Authority Receives $63,000 Grant to Improve Water System

The Ravia Public Works Authority has received a $63,000 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the community’s water infrastructure. The OWRB approved the grant during the agency’s monthly board meeting on July 15.



July 16, 2014

Rogers County Rural Water District Receives $2,175,000 Loan from OWRB

The Rogers County Rural Water District No. 8 received a $2,175,000 loan Tuesday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) in order to achieve substantial savings on the district’s outstanding water improvement project debt. The OWRB approved the Financial Assistance Program (FAP) loan during the panel’s regular monthly meeting. The loan proceeds will be used refinance loans that the Authority had obtained previously to finance water system improvement projects in past years.



July 16, 2014

Talihina Public Works Authority Receives $99,999 Grant to Repair Waste Water System

The Talihina Public Works Authority has received a $99,999 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the community’s waste water infrastructure. The OWRB approved the grant during the agency’s monthly board meeting on July 15.



July 16, 2014

Town of Braman Receives $38,500 Grant to Repair Water System

The Town of Braman has received a $38,500 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the community’s water infrastructure. The OWRB approved the grant during the agency’s monthly board meeting on July 15.



July 16, 2014

Town of Willow Receives $150,000 Grant to Repair Water System

The Town of Willow has received a $150,000 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the community’s water infrastructure. The OWRB approved the grant during the agency’s monthly board meeting on July 15.



July 16, 2014

Wanette Public Works Authority Receives $65,500 Grant to Repair Water System

The Wanette Public Works Authority has been awarded a $65,500 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the community’s water infrastructure. The OWRB approved the grant during the agency’s monthly board meeting on July 15.



July 16, 2014

Wilburton Public Works Authority Receives $7,600,000 Loan from OWRB

The Wilburton Public Works Authority received a $7,600,000 loan Tuesday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) in order to gain substantial savings on the community’s outstanding water and waste water improvement project debt. The OWRB approved the Financial Assistance Program (FAP) loan during the panel’s regular monthly meeting. The loan proceeds will be used refinance loans that Wilburton had obtained previously to finance water and wastewater system improvement projects in past years.



June 17, 2014

Fairmont Receives OWRB Grant for Wastewater System Project Planning

The Town of Fairmont has received a $27,105.70 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to assist with the planning phase of a significant wastewater system improvement project.  The OWRB approved the grant during the agency’s monthly board meeting on June 17. 



June 17, 2014

Fletcher Public Works Authority Receives OWRB Grant to Repair Collapsed Sewer Line

The Fletcher Public Works Authority has received a $21,471 emergency grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to repair a collapsed sewer line.  The OWRB approved the grant during the agency’s monthly board meeting on June 17. 



June 17, 2014

Forgan Public Works Authority Receives OWRB Grant to Repair Water System

The Forgan Public Works Authority has received a $51,400 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the community’s water infrastructure.  The OWRB approved the grant during the agency’s monthly board meeting on June 17. 



June 17, 2014

Guthrie Public Works Authority Receives OWRB Loan to Expand Water Service to Coyle

The Guthrie Public Works Authority has received a $470,000 principal forgiveness loan through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to help finance the expansion of water service to the community of Coyle.  The OWRB approved the loan during the agency’s monthly board meeting on June 17.  The loan proceeds will be used to construct a 7,100 feet water line to serve Coyle from an existing water line that currently connects Guthrie’s system to Langston University.



June 17, 2014

Hanna Public Works Authority Receives OWRB Grant to Improve Water System

The Hanna Public Works Authority has received a $99,999 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the community’s water infrastructure.  The OWRB approved the grant during the agency’s monthly board meeting on June 17. 



June 17, 2014

Taloga Public Works Authority receives OWRB grant to expand water infrastructure

The Taloga Public Works Authority has received a $95,000 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the community’s water infrastructure.  The OWRB approved the grant during the agency’s monthly board meeting on June 17. 



State-of-the-Art Water Treatment Plant Opens in Broken Arrow


The City of Broken Arrow celebrated the opening of the Verdigris Water Treatment Plant with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 5. The new plant replaces the city’s existing facility, which was built in 1966.



May 19, 2014

Fairmont Receives Loan To Improve Water Infrastructure

The Fairmont Public Works Authority received a loan Tuesday through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to help finance improvements to the community’s water system. The OWRB approved the $912,000 principal forgiveness loan during the agency’s monthly board meeting.



May 13, 2014

Funding Availability for Municipalities

EPA's Office of Wastewater Management is making available $335,000 in technical assistance for communities seeking technical support to develop an integrated planning approach to meeting Clean Water Act requirements for municipal wastewater and stormwater management.



April 17, 2014

Norman Utilities Authority receives wastewater improvement loan from OWRB

The Norman Utilities Authority received a $50.3 million loan Tuesday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to facilitate improvements to the Norman Water Reclamation Facility. The OWRB approved the Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan during the panel’s regular monthly meeting on Tuesday.



April 17, 2014

Mill Creek Receives Grant to Improve Wastewater System

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) awarded the Mill Creek Public Works Authority a $99,999 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant on Tuesday to improvements to its wastewater system. The OWRB approved the grant during the panel’s regular monthly meeting this week.



April 17, 2014

Nash Receives Grant to Improve Water Infrastructure

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) awarded the town of Nash a $97,950 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant on Tuesday to finance improvements to the town’s water system. The OWRB approved the grant during the panel’s regular monthly meeting this week.



April 17, 2014

Rogers County Water District Receives State Grant to Improve System

Rogers County Rural Water District No. 16 received a $24,999 grant Tuesday to help finance expansion of the district’s water supply infrastructure. The Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) approved the funding during the panel’s regular monthly meeting this week.



March 19, 2014

OWRB Loan to Aid in Consolidation of Two Pittsburg County Water Districts

The Longtown Rural Water and Sewer District No. 1, a rural water and sewer district in northeastern Pittsburg County, received funding Tuesday to help finance infrastructure projects that will allow the district’s consolidation of Pittsburg County Rural Water District No. 4.



February 27, 2014

Oklahoma Water Resources Board Financial Programs Receive Triple-A Rating

Through AAA ratings and a successful bond sale, the Oklahoma Water Resources Board is set to continue helping finance water infrastructure improvements statewide. On February 25, the OWRB sold approximately $56.1 million in revenue bonds for its State Revolving Fund (SRF) bond programs.



February 18, 2014

Wewoka-Area Rural Water District Receives Grant To Replace Antiquated Water Meters

A Seminole County rural water district received a state grant Tuesday to replace its antiquated meters. The Oklahoma Water Resources Board awarded a $99,999 Rural Economic Action Plan grant to Seminole County Rural Water District #5 to finance the project.



February 18, 2014

Tulsa Receives $13.5M in Low-Interest Loans For Continuing Improvements to Sewer System

The City of Tulsa received a pair of low-interest loans Tuesday totaling $13.5 million to finance additional improvements to the municipality’s wastewater treatment system.



January 21, 2014

Lenapah Receives REAP Grant For Sewer System Improvements

A town in northern Oklahoma received a state grant Tuesday to renovate some of its aged wastewater collection system.

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board awarded a $99,675 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant to Lenapah, in Nowata County. The announcement was issued by J.D. Strong, executive director of the state agency.



January 21, 2014

Optima Awarded REAP Grant To Rehabilitate Water Well

A Panhandle town received a six-figure state grant Tuesday to rehabilitate a faulty water well.

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board awarded Optima a $126,250 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant for the project. The announcement was issued by J.D. Strong, executive director of the state agency.



January 21, 2014

OWRB Awards REAP Grant to Fargo To Build New Water Storage Tank

A northwestern Oklahoma town received a state grant Tuesday to help finance construction of a tank that will triple the community's water storage capacity.

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board awarded Fargo a Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant for the project; the announcement was issued by J.D. Strong, executive director of the state agency.



January 21, 2014

Skiatook Receives Low-Interest Loan For Preliminary Work on Utility Project

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board approved a $520,000 low-interest loan to Skiatook on Tuesday for preliminary work on improvements to the town’s wastewater treatment plants.



2013



September 17, 2013

Tecumseh Receives Loan To Secure Additional Water Source

A Pottawatomie County community received a low-interest loan Tuesday for a project intended to secure an additional source of water.

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board approved a $4 million loan to the Tecumseh Utility Authority, announced J.D. Strong, executive director of the state agency. The loan will be matched with a $318,400 Community Development Block Grant from the state Commerce Department, ledgers reflect.



September 17, 2013

Frederick Receives $7.38M Loan To Upgrade Sewage Treatment System

A Tillman County community received a multimillion-dollar low-interest loan Tuesday to upgrade its wastewater treatment system.

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board approved a $7,380,000 loan to the Frederick Public Works Authority that will be coupled with $500,000 in local funds for the project. The announcement was issued by J.D. Strong, executive director of the state agency.



August 20, 2013

Wagoner Receives $8 Million Loan To Expand Water Treatment Plant

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board approved an $8 million low-interest loan Tuesday that will enable the City of Wagoner to enlarge its water treatment plant.



August 20, 2013

Oilton Receives $2.85M Low-Interest Loan To Renovate Wastewater Treatment System

A Creek County town received a low-interest loan Tuesday to upgrade its wastewater treatment system.

The Oilton Public Works Authority received a $2,850,000 loan from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board to finance the project. The announcement was issued by J.D. Strong, executive director of the state agency.



July 16, 2013

Custer City Awarded REAP GrantTo Replace Exposed Water Line

A Custer County community received a state grant Tuesday to repair a water line damaged by heavy rains last year.

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board awarded a $99,975 Rural Economic Action Plan grant to the Custer City Public Works Authority to finance the project. The announcement was issued by J.D. Strong, executive director of the state agency.



July 16, 2013

Atoka County Water District Receives State REAP Grant

A rural water district in southeastern Oklahoma was awarded a state grant Tuesday that will enable it to comply with an environmental requirement.

Atoka County Rural Water District #2 received a $71,500 Rural Economic Action Plan grant from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, announced J.D. Strong, executive director of the state agency.



July 16, 2013

Garfield County RWD#6 Gets Grant For Project to Repaint Four Water Tanks

A rural water district in central-northwest Oklahoma received a state grant Tuesday to help pay for repainting several of its water storage tanks.

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board awarded a $68,000 Rural Economic Action Plan grant to Garfield County Rural Water District #6. The district will contribute $32,000 in matching funds for the project, said J.D. Strong, OWRB Executive Director.



July 16, 2013

Depew Receives State REAP Grant To Renovate Its Aged Water System

A Creek County town received a state grant Tuesday to renovate some of its aged water system.

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board awarded an $81,000 Rural Economic Action Plan grant to the Depew Public Works Authority for the project. The grant will be coupled with $10,086 in local funds.



July 16, 2013

Water Resources Board Approves REAP Grant For Upgrade at Lone Chimney Water Plant

A state grant was approved Tuesday to help finance an equipment upgrade at a water treatment plant owned and operated by a north-central Oklahoma water wholesaler that has had to impose rationing.

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board awarded the Lone Chimney Water Association a $99,990 Rural Economic Action Plan grant that will be coupled with $35,010 in matching funds from the association. The announcement was issued by J.D. Strong, executive director of the OWRB.



July 16, 2013

Westville Receives State REAP Grant To Connect Customers to City Sewer

A state grant was received by Westville on July 16 that will pay approximately two-thirds of the cost of connecting new customers to the town's sewer system.

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board awarded a $72,300 Rural Economic Action Plan grant to the Westville Utility Authority, according to J.D. Strong, executive director of the state agency. The grant will be coupled with $27,669 in local matching funds plus $7,000 in local "in kind" labor, records reflect.



July 16, 2013

Mayes County RWD#6 Gets Loan to Enlarge Its Water Treatment Plant

A rural water district in northeastern Oklahoma received a low-interest loan Tuesday to help finance expansion of its water treatment plant.

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board approved the $2.59 million loan to Mayes County Rural Water District #6 during the panel’s regular monthly meeting here, announced J.D. Strong, executive director of the state agency. The loan proceeds will be coupled with $484,650 from the Cherokee Nation to finance the project, Strong added.



June 18, 2013

Haileyville Gets REAP Grant To Rehabilitate Sewer System

A Pittsburg County community received a state grant Tuesday to renovate its wastewater collection system.

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board approved a $99,999 Rural Economic Action Plan grant to the Haileyville Public Works Authority. The announcement was issued by J.D. Strong, executive director of the state agency.



June 18, 2013

Oaks Receives REAP Grant to Help Finance New Wastewater Treatment, Disposal System

A northeastern Oklahoma community received a state grant Tuesday that will help finance a new wastewater treatment system for the town.

The Oaks Public Works Authority was awarded a $99,999 Rural Economic Action Plan grant by the Oklahoma Water Resources Board. The announcement was issued by J.D. Strong, executive director of the state agency.



May 21, 2013

Central Oklahoma Water District Gets REAP Grant from State Agency

A central Oklahoma rural water district received a state grant Tuesday to replace some aged, deteriorated equipment.

Canadian County Rural Water and Sewer District No. 5 was awarded a $99,999 Rural Economic Action Plan grant from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board. The announcement was issued by J.D. Strong, executive director of the state agency.



May 21, 2013

Chattanooga Receives State Grant To Replace Dilapidated Water Line

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board approved funding Tuesday that will pay for replacement of half a mile of antiquated, dilapidated water lines in a Southwestern Oklahoma town.

The Chattanooga Public Works Authority will receive a $99,650 Rural Economic Action Plan grant to finance the project, said J.D. Strong, executive director of the OWRB.



May 21, 2013

Western Oklahoma Water Provider Receives State Grant to Develop Alternate Source

A western Oklahoma water provider was awarded a state grant Tuesday to finance development of an alternate source of drinking water.

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board approved a $99,850 Rural Economic Action Plan grant for the Frontier Development Authority. The announcement was issued by J.D. Strong, executive director of the state agency.



May 21, 2013

Roger Mills Utility District Gets State Grant To Rehabilitate Sewage Collection System

A western Oklahoma utility district received a state grant Tuesday to repair its wastewater collection system.

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board approved a $99,124 Rural Economic Action Plan grant for Rogers Mills Rural Water, Sewer, and Solid Waste Management District #3. The announcement was issued by J.D. Strong, executive director of the state agency.



April 16, 2013

Tulsa Receives Another Loan For Wastewater Treatment Renovations

The Tulsa Metropolitan Utility Authority will receive a $9.85 million low-interest loan to finance continuing, extensive repairs to its wastewater treatment system.

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board approved the loan Tuesday, announced J.D. Strong, executive director of the state agency.



March 19, 2013

Water Resources Board Approves Grant for Fairland Wastewater Project

A northeastern Oklahoma community received a grant Tuesday that will help finance a significant environmental improvement to its wastewater treatment system.

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board approved a $99,999 Rural Economic Action Plan grant to the Fairland Public Works Authority, announced J.D. Strong, executive director of the state agency.



March 19, 2013

Garfield County Rural Water District Receives Loan To Improve Service, Refinance Debt at Fixed Rate

A large rural water district in northern Oklahoma received a low-interest loan Tuesday to enhance its system and to refinance a debt at a fixed interest rate.

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board approved an $865,000 loan for Garfield County Rural Water & Sewer District #5 that will be coupled with over $200,000 in system funds. The announcement was issued by J.D. Strong, executive director of the state agency.



March 19, 2013

Grove Receives $7M Loan To Renovate Water Treatment Plant

The Grove Municipal Services Authority received a multimillion-dollar low-interest loan Tuesday to renovate its water treatment plant.

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board approved a $7,050,000 loan that is to be coupled with $270,000 in local revenue for the extensive project. The announcement was issued by J.D. Strong, executive director of the agency.



March 19, 2013

State REAP Grant to Help Finance Construction of New Southeastern Oklahoma Water District

The final piece of financing needed for construction of a water distribution system to serve northern McCurtain County and southern LeFlore County was secured Tuesday.

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board approved a $99,900 Rural Economic Action Plan grant for McCurtain County Rural Water District #6, which was established about three and one-half years ago. The announcement was issued by J.D. Strong, executive director of the state agency.



March 19, 2013

Seiling Receives $3.2M Loan To Extend Utility Lines, Refinance Bonds

A Dewey County community received a multimillion-dollar loan Tuesday to extend municipal utility lines to a new commercial development, and to refinance bonds that paid for construction of the town’s water treatment plant.

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board approved the $3.2 million low-interest loan to the Seiling Public Works Authority on Tuesday. The announcement was issued by J.D. Strong, executive director of the state agency.



March 19, 2013

Shawnee Receives $14M Loan To Refinance Wes Watkins Lake Debt

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board voted Tuesday afternoon to extend a $14 million loan that will enable the Shawnee Municipal Authority to refinance a debt issuance at a lower interest rate and to shorten the debt repayment period.



March 19, 2013

Tulsa Receives $32.5M Loan For Various Sewer Improvements

The City of Tulsa received a $32.5 million low-interest loan Tuesday to rehabilitate some sewers, replace several sewer lines buried underneath some streets, and to extend the city’s central sewer system to several areas that have failing septic system.



Feb. 19, 2013

Bromide Awarded State Grant To Rehab Deteriorated Sewer System

A southeastern Oklahoma community received a state grant Tuesday to renovate its dilapidated sanitary sewer system.

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board awarded a $99,999 Rural Economic Action Plan grant to Bromide, a town of approximately 175 residents in northeastern Johnston County. The announcement was issued by J.D. Strong, executive director of the state agency.



Feb. 19, 2013

Chouteau Receives Low-Interest Water Board Loan To Refinance 2006 Bonds at Reduced Rate

A Mayes County community secured a low-interest loan Tuesday to refinance some bonds that were used to construct a new wastewater treatment plant.

The Chouteau Public Works Authority received a $3,525,000 loan from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board that will be coupled with $135,000 in local reserves. The announcement was issued by J.D. Strong, executive director of the state agency.



Feb. 19, 2013

Hanna Receives OWRB Grant To Upgrade Aged Water System

A small McIntosh County community received a state grant Tuesday to upgrade its aged water system.

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board awarded the Hanna Public Works Authority a $99,900 Rural Economic Action Plan grant for the project. The announcement was issued by J.D. Strong, executive director of the state agency.



Feb. 19, 2013

Indiahoma Awarded REAP Grant To Repaint Water Storage Tank

A southwestern Oklahoma town received a state grant Tuesday to rehabilitate its water storage tank.

The Indiahoma Public Works Authority was awarded a $59,762 Rural Economic Action Plan grant by the Oklahoma Water Resources Board. The announcement was issued by J.D. Strong, executive director of the state agency.



Feb. 19, 2013

Wakita Awarded REAP Grant To Renovate Sewage System

A northern Oklahoma community received a state grant Tuesday to renovate its aged, deteriorated wastewater collection system.

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board awarded Wakita a $125,141 Rural Economic Action Plan grant that will be coupled with $10,191 in local funds. The announcement was issued by J.D. Strong, executive director of the state agency.



Feb. 19, 2013

Yale Receives REAP Grant for Water Treatment Plant

A Payne County community received a state grant Tuesday that will help pay the cost of constructing the town’s first-ever water treatment plant, thereby enabling the city to secure a supplemental source of drinking water.

The Yale Water and Sewage Trust was awarded a $99,999 Rural Economic Action Plan grant by the Oklahoma Water Resources Board. The announcement was issued by J.D. Strong, executive director of the state agency.



Passage of State Question 764 in November 2012 allows the OWRB’s Financial Assistance Program to meet much of the state’s projected $82 billion water and wastewater financing need. The new Water Infrastructure Credit Enhancement Reserve Fund, created through a constitutional amendment approved by voters, essentially establishes a $300 million pledge of credit that enables the OWRB to leverage funds in the bond market as water and sewer projects become ready for construction.



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