OKLAHOMA CITY –The Longtown Rural Water & Sewer 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.
The District will utilize the proceeds for the construction of a new 500,000-gallon standpipe. This improvement will increase water storage for residents and businesses within the service area. The estimated cost is $1,000,000 which will be funded by the ARPA grant of $1,000,000.00.
Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB’s Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the District’s customers will save an estimated $1,519,600 compared to traditional financing.