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Kingfisher Public Works Authority

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June 15, 2021

Press Release

The Kingfisher Public Works Authority received approval for $162,168 in funding Tuesday 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 the full amount will be in the form of loan forgiveness.

The Authority will utilize the proceeds to construct a mixing, aeration, and ventilation system and a chlorine injection point for the existing ground storage tank located at the Kingfisher water treatment plant. These improvements will reduce disinfection byproducts within the system. Disinfecting drinking water has reduced waterborne disease drastically. However, byproducts which may result by the disinfection can sometimes have unintended effects. Therefore, by addressing this issue, this project helps to meet the public health goals for the state.

  Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB’s Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the Authority’s customers will save an estimated $217,800 compared to traditional financing.