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Vici Public Works Authority receives $99,990 grant for water system improvements

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February 21, 2023

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Vici Public Works Authority (Authority) in Dewey County received approval for a $99,990 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant Tuesday through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’s water infrastructure.

The Authority will use these proceeds to replace steel water lines with larger PVC water lines. The estimated cost of the project is $99,990 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 $166,290 in principal and interest charges by not having to borrow the project funds. Since 1983 the Water Resources Board has approved over $6.2 billion in loans and grants for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements throughout Oklahoma.