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Guymon Utilities Authority

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June 15, 2021

Press Release

The Guymon Utilities Authority received approval for a $5,000,000 loan June 15th, 2021 from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’s water and gas metering infrastructure.  Upgrades to the system will be financed by the Oklahoma Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF).

The Authority will utilize the proceeds to acquire and install approximately 4,180 Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) water meters and retro-fitting approximately 4,250 gas meters with Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). The new meters will allow for the Authority to better monitor and bill for water and gas used by its citizens, ultimately reducing the amount of water and gas consumed. This project helps to meet Oklahoma’s Water for 2060 goals by focusing on water conservation through a reduction of unintended flows to the wastewater treatment plant and is recognized under Oklahoma’s Nonpoint Source Management Plan for an improved efficiency of natural gas use correlation with enhanced processes in natural gas production areas.

Guymon's Mayor, Kim Peterson, stated "Guymon’s AMRs have been talked about for ten years and we are excited about the move. We appreciate the Board’s consideration.”