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Langston Public Works Authority receives $1,153,846 grant for water and wastewater system improvements

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July 18, 2023

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OKLAHOMA CITY –The Langston 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 and wastewater infrastructure.  Construction of upgrades and improvements to the water and wastewater systems will be financed by the Oklahoma American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant program.

The Authority will utilize the proceeds to refurbish the existing treatment facilities, to extend current infrastructure into the west and northwest portions of Langston, and for the evaluation of gate valves and fire hydrants required to complete the project. These water and sanitary sewer improvements will target developed and underdeveloped areas of the system within the community which it serves.

Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB’s Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the Authority’s customers will save an estimated $1,769,000 compared to traditional financing.