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Healdton Municipal Authority receives $541,721 wastewater system loan from OWRB

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July 18, 2023

Press Release

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Healdton Municipal Authority (Authority) received approval for a $541,721 loan Tuesday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’s wastewater infrastructure. Construction of upgrades and improvements to the wastewater system will be financed by a 100% principal forgiveness loan through the Oklahoma Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) along with $180,573 in local funds.

The Authority operates a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) which uses a two-cell activated sludge extended aeration process. These proceeds will be used to rehabilitate several components of the WWTP. Projects will include the construction of a new sludge drying bed system, installation of 12" PVC piping and a 12" check valve for the new sludge drying bed system, retrofit of the walkways in the aerobic digesters, and to constuct a new inlet pad for the emergency holding pond. These improvements will ensure proper management of wastewater sludge.

Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB’s Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the Authority’s customers will save an estimated $850,221 compared to traditional financing.