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Below are press releases, sorted by year, issued by or involving the Water Resources Board.

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November 18, 2009

Federal Court Dismisses Texas Water District Case

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The federal district court ruled today that the complaint by Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) seeking to divert more than 400,000 acre-feet of water (about 130 billion gallons) from tributaries of the Red River in Oklahoma should be dismissed.

September 9, 2009

Water Board Approves Innovative “Green” Stimulus Projects

On Tuesday, the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) approved the state’s first Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) “green” projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The innovative proposals, funded through the OWRB’s traditional low-interest CWSRF program that assists communities with municipal wastewater infrastructure construction projects and other pollution control activities, were approved at the Board’s regular monthly meeting in Oklahoma City.

July 22, 2009

OWRB Lauds Water Legislation

On Wednesday, Oklahoma’s Congressional delegation received high praise for its initiation and support of legislation that will fund a dozen or more state water planning studies. HR 3183, the fiscal 2010 Energy-Water appropriations bill, passed the U.S. House of Representatives last Friday by a convincing 320-97 vote.

July 14, 2009

Water Board Approves Nine Stimulus Water & Wastewater Projects

On Tuesday, the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) approved more than $48.6 million to fund state drinking water projects and $13.7 million for clean water projects funded in part through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The loans, approved at the Board’s regular monthly meeting in Oklahoma City, will help underwrite federal stimulus projects specifically targeted for drinking water system and clean water infrastructure improvements in Oklahoma.

July 8, 2009

Arbuckle-Simpson Meeting Set for August 18 in Ada

On August 18, the OWRB will host an informal public meeting to present results of the Arbuckle-Simpson Hydrology Study and to solicit input on management strategies for the Arbuckle-Simpson aquifer. The meeting will be held at the Pontotoc Technology Center in Ada, Oklahoma, from 1 to 6 p.m.

April 14, 2009

Water Board Approves First Stimulus Water Projects

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Tuesday morning, the Oklahoma Water Resources Board approved the first round of state water and wastewater infrastructure stimulus projects funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

February 12, 2009

Water Well Measurements to Update Information on Central Oklahoma’s Garber-Wellington Aquifer

OKLAHOMA CITY–Beginning Tuesday, February 17, state and federal water researchers will initiate an extensive effort to gather data from hundreds of water wells in central Oklahoma. The two-week project, involving hydrologists and geologists from the U.S. Geological Survey and Oklahoma Water Resources Board, is part of the initial phase of the multi-year cooperative Garber-Wellington Water Management Study.

February 11, 2009

Grand Lake Wastewater System Receives EPA Water Quality Award

OKLAHOMA CITY –The Grand Lake Public Works Authority, which has been responsible for considerable wastewater handling improvements in northeast Oklahoma, has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its efforts to fund and implement wastewater treatment system improvements.

January 7, 2009

New Grant Program Promotes Water Conservation Projects

OKLAHOMA CITY—The Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) is soliciting proposals and applications for grants to promote the implementation of pilot water conservation projects in Oklahoma communities.

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