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Stigler Municipal Improvements Authority receives $1,000,000 grant for water system and dam improvements

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February 21, 2023

Press Release

OKLAHOMA CITY –The Stigler Municipal Improvements Authority (Authority) received approval for $1,000,000 in funding Tuesday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’s water and dam infrastructure.  Construction of upgrades and improvements to the water system and planning and engineering design for the dam will be financed by the Oklahoma American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant program.

The Authority will utilize the proceeds to complete the planning and engineering design for slope flattening, a toe drain system, a seepage cutoff/barrier system, reconstruction of the concrete spillway lining, and a slight raise to the dam. For the town to continue to have a water source while dam repairs are active, this grant will also fund a new water line from Lake John Wells to Sigler’s water treatment plant.

Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB’s Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the Authority’s customers will save an estimated $1,495,100 compared to traditional financing.