Oklahoma Water Resources Board the Water Agency

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

Press Release
December 4, 2015

Garber Municipal Authority Receives $2,100,000 Water System Funding from OWRB

The Garber Municipal Authority (Authority) received approval for $2,100,000 in funding Wednesday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’s water infrastructure. Construction of upgrades and improvements to the Authority’s water system will be funded by the Oklahoma Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).

The Authority will utilize the proceeds to construct approximately 11.6 miles of 8-inch PVC waterline, 2.5 miles of 6-inch waterline, and one 150 gallon per minute booster pump station. This project will help Garber abandon its water wells with poor water quality by connecting to Enid Municipal Authority. The project will help meet the State of Oklahoma’s Water for 2060 goals by focusing on improving water quality and supply security through regionalization of separate water systems.

Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB’s Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the Authority's customers will save an estimated $3,225,000, compared to traditional financing. Local officials attending the OWRB’s monthly meeting in support of the loan application included Chairman Sam Strecker and Councilman Warren Dell.

The DWSRF program is administered by the OWRB and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) with partial funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The DWSRF program has provided approximately $916 million in drinking water loans to provide communities the resources necessary to maintain and improve the infrastructure that protects our valuable water resources statewide.

Since 1983, the Oklahoma Water Resources Board has approved over $3.3 billion in loans and grants for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements throughout Oklahoma.

J.D. Strong, executive director of the OWRB, and Scott Thompson, executive director of the ODEQ, express their sincere appreciation to State Senator Patrick Anderson and State Representative John Pfeiffer for their support of the DWSRF program.

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

3800 North Classen Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73118

Visit the Oklahoma State Portal

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

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.