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January 18, 2022

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Caddo Public Works Authority receives $50,000 grant for wastewater system improvements

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Caddo Public Works Authority (Authority) in Bryan County received approval for a $50,000 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant Tuesday through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’s wastewater infrastructure.

The Authority completed an analysis of its collection system as part of a rehabilitation effort and determined a need to extend the system to accommodate additional users. The proceeds for this project will be used to install 748 linear feet of 8-inch PVC sewer main with four concrete manholes, connect to existing manholes, and to perform surface repair to the street. The estimated cost of the project is $50,000 which is the amount of the REAP grant requested.

Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB's Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the grant will save the Authority’s customers $72,000 in principal and interest charges by not having to borrow the project funds. Since 1983 the Water Resources Board has approved over $5.4 billion in loans and grants for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements throughout Oklahoma.

“We are grateful to Senator David Bullard and Representative Dustin Roberts for their continued support of water and wastewater infrastructure funding in Oklahoma,” said Julie Cunningham, OWRB Executive Director.