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Gore Public Works Authority receives $150,000 grant for water system improvements

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March 21, 2023

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Gore Public Works Authority (Authority) in Sequoyah County received approval for a $150,000 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 the proceeds to construct a new 12” water line to provide treated water from the water treatment plant to the storage tanks. The estimated cost of the project is $170,000 which will be funded by this grant and $20,000 of local funds.

Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB's Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the grant will save the Authority’s customers $244,800 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.