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Shawnee Municipal Authority

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May 18, 2021

Press Release

The Shawnee Municipal Authority received approval for $20,625,000 in funding May 18th, 2021 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).

The Authority will utilize the proceeds to improve and expand their water treatment plant. Construction will include a rapid mix basin, four (4) high rate pulsating clarifiers with tube settlers, eight (8) declining rate cluster filters, a dry polymer feed system, a powdered activated carbon bulk feed system, replacement of three (3) high service pumps, and installation of a new generator. This project will allow the Authority to continue supplying water to its customers in compliance with state and federal drinking water regulations.

Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB’s Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the Authority’s customers will save an estimated $2,035,800 over the life of the 30-year loan compared to traditional financing.