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Town of Tatums receives $1,153,846 grant for wastewater system improvements

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June 20, 2023

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OKLAHOMA CITY –The Town of Tatums (Town) received approval for $1,153,846 in funding Tuesday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Town’s wastewater infrastructure. Construction of upgrades and improvements to the wastewater system will be financed by the Oklahoma American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant program.

The Town will utilize the proceeds to upgrade the collection system, fifteen (15) manholes, and 1,100 linear feet (lf) of collection line, rehabilitate access to the lagoon site and clean out the existing lagoons, install lagoon fencing, and purchase an additional lift station pump and portable generator.

Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB’s Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the Town’s customers will save an estimated $1,773,900 compared to traditional financing.