Oklahoma Water Resources Board the Water Agency

   Board Meetings | Rules | Forms | FAQ | Reports | OCWP | About Us | News


Press Release
August 18, 2015

Bluejacket Public Works Authority Receives $42,000 Grant for Water System Improvements

The Bluejacket Public Works Authority (Authority) in Craig County received approval for a $42,000 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant Tuesday through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the community’s water infrastructure.

The Authority owns and operates a public water system which was constructed in the early 1970’s. The water system receives water from two wells which is then stored in a 150,000-gallon stand pipe. The storage structure interior is in need of rehabilitation. The proposed project includes cleaning and painting the interior of the existing stand pipe, and other related construction.

Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB's Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the grant will save the Authority’s customers $75,600 in principal and interest charges, by not having to borrow the project funds. Since 1983 the 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 Charles Wyrick and State Representative Chuck Hoskin for their continued support of water and wastewater infrastructure funding in Oklahoma,” said J.D. Strong, OWRB Executive Director.


Top | Site Index | Help | Water Related Links | Accessibility | Disclaimer 

3800 North Classen Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73118
405.530.8800

Visit the Oklahoma State Portal

©1998-2018, OWRB
Last updated: January 18, 2017

IMPORTANT NOTE:
This site has been redesigned using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). If you are seeing this message you are using an older browser which lacks support for CSS. Please upgrade your browser to the latest version of Internet Explorer, Netscape or other CSS compatible browser to view this page properly.