OKLAHOMA CITY –The Cleveland County Rural Water, Sewer, Gas, and Solid Waste Management District No. 1 (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 $245,433 in Cleveland County American Rescue Plan Act funds.
The District will use these proceeds for projects to include the installation of water main loops, to construct a new water storage facility, install a new water well and repair the existing well, install approximately twelve (12) miles of water main, and add approximately 170 water meters for new customers. These improvements will provide consistent water pressure to a section of current rate payers and expand water service to several small communities to the north of the District.
Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB’s Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the District’s customers will save an estimated $1,529,300 compared to traditional financing.