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Pawhuska Public Works Authority receives $580,000 wastewater system loan from OWRB

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July 18, 2023

Press Release

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Pawhuska Public Works Authority (Authority) received approval for a $580,000 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). 

The Authority will utilize the proceeds to replace pumps, pipes, controls, and add a back up power supply to the 8th street lift station. These improvements will address inflow and infiltration into the sewer collection system thereby reducing unintended flows to the wastewater treatment facility and preventing unpermitted discharges from wet weather.

Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB’s Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the Authority’s customers will save an estimated $890,700 compared to traditional financing.