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Tullahassee Public Works Authority receives $1,153,846 grant for water system improvements

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June 20, 2023

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OKLAHOMA CITY –The Tullahassee Public Works Authority (Authority) received approval for $1,153,846 in funding Tuesday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’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.

The Authority will utilize the proceeds toreplace approximately 40,000 linear feet (lf) of 2-inch and 6-inch waterlines and fire hydrants, and to acquire and install Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) water meters with a drive-by system. A portion of this project focuses on water conservation and efficiency by identifying water loss in the Authority’s system. With these improvements, inflow and infiltration will be reduced and could lead to increased water supply reliability through providing the system officials with a better understanding of potential vulnerability.

Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB’s Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the Authority’s customers will save an estimated $1,767,900.00 compared to traditional financing.