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Below are press releases, sorted by year, issued by or involving the Water Resources Board. For more specific information, email Cole Perryman, Director of Communications.

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September 15, 2020

Atoka Municipal Authority Receives $1,261,000 Water System Funding from the OWRB

The Atoka Municipal Authority (Authority) received approval Tuesday for $1,261,000 in funding from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority's water infrastructure. Construction of upgrades and improvements to the water system will be financed by the Oklahoma Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).



September 15, 2020

East Central Oklahoma Water Authority Near Webbers Falls Receives $100,000 Grant for Wastewater System Improvements

The East Central Oklahoma Water Authority (Authority) in Muskogee County received approval Tuesday for a $100,000 Emergency Grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority's wastewater infrastructure.



September 15, 2020

Grove Municipal Services Authority Receives $5,350,000 Wastewater System Loan from the OWRB

The Grove Municipal Services Authority (Authority) received approval Tuesday for a $5,350,000 loan from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority's wastewater infrastructure. Construction of upgrades and improvements to the wastewater system will be financed by the Oklahoma Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF).



August 18, 2020

Bartlesville Municipal Authority receives $8,220,000 wastewater system loan from the OWRB

The Bartlesville Municipal Authority (Authority) received approval Tuesday for an $8,220,000 loan from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’s wastewater infrastructure.



August 18, 2020

Broken Arrow Municipal Authority receives $56,950,000 water and wastewater system improvement loan from the OWRB

The Broken Arrow Municipal Authority (Authority) received $56,950,000 in loan funding Tuesday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’s water and wastewater infrastructure and refinance a loan originally used for those purposes.



August 18, 2020

Orlando Public Works Authority receives $91,000 grant for wastewater system improvements

The Orlando Public Works Authority (Authority) in Logan County received approval Tuesday for a $91,000 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’s wastewater infrastructure.



August 18, 2020

Stroud Utilities Authority receives $161,000 in water system funding from the OWRB

The Stroud Utilities Authority (Authority) received approval Tuesday for $161,000 in funding from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’s water infrastructure.



August 18, 2020

Quartz Mountain Regional Water receives $64,415 grant for water system improvements

The Quartz Mountain Regional Water (Authority) in Kiowa County received approval Tuesday for a $64,415 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’s water infrastructure.



August 18, 2020

Westville Utility Authority receives $153,395 wastewater system funding from the OWRB

The Westville Utility Authority (Authority) received approval Tuesday for $153,395 in funding from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’s wastewater infrastructure.



August 18, 2020

Jet Utilities Authority receives $88,923 grant for water system improvements

The Jet Utilities Authority (Authority) in Alfalfa County received approval Tuesday for a $88,923 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’s water infrastructure.



August 18, 2020

Eufaula Public Works Authority receives $240,000 wastewater system loan from the OWRB

The Eufaula Public Works Authority (Authority) received approval Tuesday for a $240,000 loan from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) for study and planning purposes to address upgrades to the Authority’s wastewater infrastructure. This financing will be provided by 100% loan forgiveness funding through the Oklahoma Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF).



July 2, 2020

OWRB and Governor Stitt proclaim July as "Oklahoma Lakes Appreciation Month"

Oklahoma's lakes are among the state's most valuable natural resources as they provide drinking water, irrigation, energy, recreation, scenic beauty and wildlife habitat, to name a few. To recognize lakes' important role in Oklahoma's quality of life, Governor J. Kevin Stitt has proclaimed that July is "Oklahoma Lakes Appreciation Month."



June 16, 2020

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

The Blackwell Municipal Authority (Authority) received approval Tuesday for $100,000 in funding from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority's water infrastructure. Construction of upgrades and improvements to the water system will be financed by a 100% principal forgiveness loan through the Oklahoma Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).



June 16, 2020

Crowder Public Works Authority Receives $99,999 Grant for Wastewater System Improvements

The Crowder Public Works Authority (Authority) in Pittsburg County received approval Tuesday for a $99,999 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority's wastewater infrastructure.



June 16, 2020

Durant City Utilities Authority Receives $12,935,000 Wastewater System Loan from OWRB

The Durant City Utilities Authority (Authority) received approval Tuesday for a $12,935,000 loan from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority's wastewater infrastructure. The wastewater system upgrades will be financed by the Oklahoma Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF).



June 16, 2020

Inola Public Works Authority Receives $2,600,000 Wastewater System Loan from OWRB

The Inola Public Works Authority (Authority) received approval Tuesday for a $2,600,000 loan from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority's wastewater infrastructure. Construction of upgrades and improvements to the wastewater system will be financed by the Oklahoma Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF), and $200,000 of the loan will be in the form of loan forgiveness. A $400,000 grant from the Cherokee Nations also will be used for the project.



June 16, 2020

McIntosh County RWS & SWD No. 2 Receives $590,000 Water System Funding from OWRB

The McIntosh County RWS & SWD No. 2 (District) received approval Tuesday for $590,000 in funding from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the District's water infrastructure. Construction of upgrades and improvements to the water system will be financed by the Oklahoma Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), and $200,000 of the loan will be in the form of loan forgiveness.



June 16, 2020

Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust Receives $129,000,000 in Water System Funding from the OWRB

The Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust (Trust) received approval Tuesday for $129,000,000 in funding from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Trust's water and wastewater systems. The first request will be for $74,000,000, which will be financed by the Oklahoma Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), and the second request totaling, $55,000,000, will be funded through the OWRB's Financial Assistance Program (FAP).



June 16, 2020

Pawhuska Public Works Authority Receives $290,050 in Funding from OWRB

The Pawhuska Public Works Authority (Authority) received approval Tuesday for $190,050 in loan funding and $100,000 in Emergency Grant funding from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB). The $190,050 loan will be financed by a 100% principal forgiveness loan through the Oklahoma Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). In additional the principal forgiveness loan, and the $100,000 Emergency Grant, the American Heritage Bank has also extended $188,020 in funds from a line of credit.



June 16, 2020

Shidler Public Works Authority Receives $89,385 Loan from OWRB

The Shidler Public Works Authority (Authority) received approval Tuesday for an $89,385 loan from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority's water and wastewater infrastructure. Upgrades to the system will be financed by a 100% principal forgiveness loan through the Oklahoma Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF).



May 28, 2020

Governor Stitt Signs SB 1269 to Create Statewide Flood Resiliency Plan and Fund

Oklahoma Senate Bill 1269, legislation that directs the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to develop a Statewide Flood Resiliency Plan, was signed into law by Governor J. Kevin Stitt on May 18. In addition to the creation of a statewide flood mitigation plan, the law creates the State Flood Resiliency Revolving Fund to fund both the development of the Plan as well as future flood hazard mitigation projects.



May 19, 2020

Meeker Receives $17,198 OWRB Grant for Wastewater System Improvements

The Town of Meeker in Lincoln County received approval Tuesday for a $17,198 Emergency Grant Tuesday through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve its wastewater infrastructure.



May 19, 2020

Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust Receives $4,650,000 Loan from OWRB

The Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust (Trust) received approval Tuesday for a $4,650,000 loan from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority's infrastructure. Construction of upgrades and improvements to the system will be financed by the Oklahoma Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF).



May 19, 2020

Okmulgee Municipal Authority Receives $700,000 Water System Loan

The Okmulgee Municipal Authority (Authority) received approval Tuesday for a $700,000 loan from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority's water infrastructure. Construction of upgrades and improvements to the water system will be financed by a 100% principal forgiveness loan through the Oklahoma Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) along with $323,499 in local funds.



May 19, 2020

Taft Public Works Authority Receives $99,999 Grant for Water System Improvements

The Taft Public Works Authority (Authority) in Muskogee County received approval Tuesday for a $99,999 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority's water infrastructure.



April 21, 2020

Kingfisher Public Works Authority receives $4,328,000 wastewater system loan from the OWRB

The Kingfisher Public Works Authority (Authority) received approval Tuesday for a $4,328,000 loan from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’s wastewater infrastructure. Construction of upgrades and improvements to the wastewater system will be financed by the Oklahoma Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF).



April 21, 2020

Edmond Public Works Authority receives $40,000,000 water system funding from the OWRB

The Edmond Public Works Authority (Authority) received approval Tuesday for $40,000,000 in funding from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’s water infrastructure. Construction of upgrades and improvements to Edmond’s water system will be financed by the Oklahoma Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).



April 21, 2020

Allen Public Works Authority receives $110,000 grant for wastewater system improvements

The Allen Public Works Authority (Authority) in Pontotoc County received approval Tuesday for a $110,000 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’s wastewater infrastructure.



April 21, 2020

Calera Public Works Authority receives $1,555,000 water system funding from the OWRB

The Calera Public Works Authority (Authority) received approval Tuesday for $1,555,000 in funding from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’s water infrastructure. Construction of upgrades and improvements to the water system will be financed by the Oklahoma Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), and $100,000 of the loan will be in the form of loan forgiveness.



April 21, 2020

Welch Public Works Authority receives $127,750 grant from the OWRB for water system improvements

The Welch Public Works Authority (Authority) in Craig County received approval Tuesday for a $127,750 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’s water infrastructure.



April 21, 2020

Adair Municipal Authority receives $41,000 grant from the OWRB for water system improvements

The Adair Municipal Authority (Authority) received approval Tuesday for a $41,000 Emergency Grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’s water infrastructure.



April 21, 2020

Cheyenne Utility Authority receives $100,000 water system funding from the OWRB

The Cheyenne Utility Authority (Authority) received approval Tuesday for $100,000 in funding from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’s water infrastructure. Construction of upgrades and improvements to the water system will be financed by through a 100 percent loan forgiveness loan through the Oklahoma Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).



April 21, 2020

Locust Grove Public Works Authority receives $9,875,000 water system funding from the OWRB

The Locust Grove Public Works Authority (Authority) received approval Tuesday for $9,875,000 in funding from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’s water infrastructure. Construction of upgrades and improvements to the water system will be financed by the Oklahoma Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) where $100,000 of the loan will be in the form of loan forgiveness.



February 18, 2020

Atoka Municipal Authority Receives $4,010,000 in Water System Funding from OWRB

The Atoka Municipal Authority (Authority) received approval Tuesday for $4,010,000 in funding from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) for system wide improvements to the Authority's water infrastructure. Construction of upgrades and improvements to the water system will be financed by the Oklahoma Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).



February 18, 2020

Weleetka Public Works Authority Receives $95,330 in Water System Funding from OWRB

The Weleetka Public Works Authority (Authority) received approval Tuesday for a $95,330 loan from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority's water infrastructure. Construction of upgrades and improvements to the water system will be financed by 100% loan forgiveness through the Oklahoma Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).



February 18, 2020

Wilburton Public Works Authority Receives $31,875 Grant for Water System Improvements

The Wilburton Public Works Authority (Authority) in Latimer County received approval Tuesday for a $31,875 Emergency Grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority's water infrastructure.



January 21, 2020

Cement Public Works Authority Receives $99,999 Grant for Wastewater System Improvements

The Cement Public Works Authority (Authority) in Caddo County received approval Tuesday for a $99,999 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority's wastewater infrastructure.



January 21, 2020

Goltry Public Works Authority Receives $99,999 Grant for Water System Improvements

The Goltry Public Works Authority (Authority) in Alfalfa County received approval Tuesday for a $99,999 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority's water infrastructure.



January 21, 2020

McCurtain Municipal Authority Receives $99,999 Grant for Water System Improvements

The McCurtain Municipal Authority (Authority) in Haskell County received approval Tuesday for a $99,999 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority's water infrastructure.



January 21, 2020

Roland Utility Authority Receives $2,359,000 in Water System Funding through the OWRB and ODEQ

The Roland Utility Authority (Authority) received approval Tuesday for a $2,359,000 loan from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) through the Oklahoma Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). Roland's officials will utilize the loan proceeds to refinance pre-existing infrastructure debt that was incurred for the construction of a water treatment plant. The original treatment plan construction project provided a reduction of disinfection by-products within the community's water system.



January 21, 2020

Roosevelt Public Works Authority Receives $79,999 Grant for Water System Improvements

The Roosevelt Public Works Authority (Authority) in Kiowa County received approval Tuesday for a $79,999 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority's water infrastructure.



January 21, 2020

Sperry Utility Service Authority Receives $63,150 Grant for Water System Improvements

The Sperry Utility Service Authority (Authority) in Tulsa County received approval Tuesday for a $63,150 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority's water and stormwater infrastructure.



January 21, 2020

Texhoma Public Works Authority Receives $99,999 Grant for Water System Improvements

The Texhoma Public Works Authority (Authority) in Texas County received approval Tuesday for a $99,999 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority's water infrastructure.



January 21, 2020

Weleetka Public Works Authority Receives $99,999 Grant for Wastewater System Improvements

The Weleetka Public Works Authority (Authority) in Okfuskee County received approval Tuesday for a $99,999 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority's wastewater infrastructure.



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