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Press Release
June 17, 2015

Binger Public Works Authority Receives OWRB Grant to Repair Sewer System

Binger Public Works Authority (Authority) received approval for a $40,342 Emergency Grant from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) on Tuesday to repair a portion of its sewer system.

The Authority's original gravity sewer collection system dates to the 1950's, and a majority of the system consists of vitrified clay pipe. An 8-inch gravity sewer line located in Block 28 of the town of Binger has been experiencing severe problems including multiple sewer back-ups. The line is suspected to be collapsed. The proposed project includes removing the manhole at the lower end of the line, pipe burst approximately 400 linear feet of the deteriorated line, and installing a new manhole.

Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB's Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the grant will save Binger residents more than $72,616 in principal and interest charges, by not having to borrow those funds. Paula James, Town Clerk, attended the OWRBs monthly meeting in support of the grant application.

Since 1983, the Oklahoma Water Resources Board has approved over $3.2 billion in loans and grants for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements throughout Oklahoma.

We are grateful to State Senator Darcy Jech and State Representative David Perryman for their support of our financial assistance programs, said J.D. Strong, executive director of the OWRB.

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