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Bromide Public Works Authority receives $99,999 grant for wastewater system improvements

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July 18, 2023

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Bromide Public Works Authority (Authority) in Johnston County received approval for a $99,999 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant Tuesday through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’s wastewater infrastructure.

The Authority will use these proceeds to rehabilitate the existing lift station with new pumps and controls and repair leaks to manholes. These improvements will help to reduce unintended flows to the wastewater treatment plant and improve inflow and infiltraton for community residents and businesses in and near the Authority. The estimated cost of the project is $99,999 which is the amount of the OWRB REAP grant requested.

Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB's Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the grant will save the Authority’s customers $183,100 in principal and interest charges by not having to borrow the project funds. Since 1983 the Water Resources Board has approved over $6.5 billion in loans and grants for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements throughout Oklahoma.