OKLAHOMA CITY – The Town of Marshall (Town) in Logan County received approval for a $99,999 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant Tuesday through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the system’s wastewater infrastructure.
The Town has a gravity collection system which has increased inflow and infiltration (l&l) issues. Additionally, the rim of the system's lift station is located within the floodplain and requires electrical service and a standby generator to increase reliability. The proposed project is to replace sewer lines in the collection system, raise the rim of the lift station, and install electrical service and a generator at the lift station. The estimated cost of the project is $99,999 which is the amount of the OWRB REAP grant requested.
Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB's Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the grant will save the Town’s customers $167,400 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.