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Alva Utility Authority receives $1,000,000 grant for system improvements

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February 21, 2023

Press Release

OKLAHOMA CITY –The Alva Utility Authority (Authority) received approval for $1,000,000 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 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant program along with $57,500 in local funds.

The Authority will utilize the proceeds for the replacement of old ductile iron water lines with new water lines.

Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB’s Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the Authority’s customers will save an estimated $1,495,100.00 compared to traditional financing. Alva’s Mayor, Kelly Parker, stated, “This ARPA opportunity is vital for the City of Alva to meet its project goals more quickly, ensuring better service to our citizens and businesses, and better ensuring our ability to conserve vital water resources for the future.”