OKLAHOMA CITY –The Grady County Rural Water, Sewer, Gas, and Solid Waste Management District No. 7 (District) received approval for $1,000,000 in funding Tuesday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the District’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 $68,957.64 in Grady County American Rescue Plan Act funds.
The District will utilize the proceeds for the installation of a new water storage standpipe as well as relocation and renovation for an existing standpipe
Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB’s Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the District’s customers will save an estimated $1,547,100 compared to traditional financing. District Treasurer, Georgina Calhoun, and Steve Fox, project engineer, attended on behalf of Grady County RWSG & SWMD No. 7. Georgina Calhoun stated, “We appreciate being considered for this grant. The District really could use this money for these important projects.”