The Cherokee County Rural Water District No. 1 received approval for $100,000 in funding June 15, 2021 from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the District’s water infrastructure. The planning of upgrades and improvements to the water system will be financed by the Oklahoma Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) where the full amount will be in the form of loan forgiveness.
Loan proceeds will be used for planning and design of 6" and 8" waterline, a storage tank, and a duplex booster pump station with standby power for the District to purchase water from Muskogee County Rural Water District No. 7 allowing the system to continue providing water for residents and businesses in and near the District.