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Hominy receives $1,000,000 grant for dam improvements

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May 16, 2023

Press Release

OKLAHOMA CITY –The City of Hominy (City) received approval for $1,000,000 in funding Tuesday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the City’s infrastructure. Improvements to the dam will be financed by the Oklahoma American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant program along with $137,000 in local funds.

The City’s municipal water supply is served by Hominy Lake. The existing concrete spillway is broken into hundreds of sections and no longer provides erosion protection. As a result, eroded large holes at the bottom of the channel continue to develop and allow sediment to be transported downstream. These proceeds will be used to remove and replace the Hominy Lake dam’s concrete spillway and downstream channel. The project will be phased with the municipal water supply not to be interrupted.

Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB’s Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the City’s customers will save an estimated $1,547,100 compared to traditional financing.