Woodward Municipal Authority receives $100,000 grant for system improvements
OKLAHOMA CITY –The Woodward Municipal Authority (Authority) received approval for $100,000 in funding Tuesday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’s wastewater infrastructure and will be financed by the Oklahoma American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant program along with $154,000 in local funds.
The Authority owns and operates a wastewater system that needs to increase capacity. These proceeds will be used to reimburse the Authority for sludge removal of their lagoons.
Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB’s Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the Authority’s customers will save an estimated $176,300.00 compared to traditional financing.
The ARPA grant program is administered by the OWRB with funding from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and appropriated through for the Water and Wastewater American Rescue Plan Act grants program. This OWRB program has been structured to provide communities and other eligible entities financial resources necessary to address water and wastewater infrastructure needs within their systems. Since 1983 the Water Resources Board has approved over $6.8 billion in loans and grants for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements throughout Oklahoma.
“We are grateful to State Senator Casey Murdock, State Representative Carl Newton, and State Representative Mike Dobrinski for their continued support of our financial assistance programs,” said Julie Cunningham, Executive Director of the OWRB.
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