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Sperry Utility Service Authority receives $302,500 wastewater system loan from OWRB

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August 15, 2023

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Sperry Utility Service Authority (Authority) received approval for a $302,500 loan Tuesday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’s wastewater infrastructure. The planning and design to the wastewater system will be financed by a 100% principal forgiveness loan through the Oklahoma Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF).

The Authority has been experiencing inflow and infiltration (I/I) in their collection system. These proceeds will be used for a system-wide sanitary sewer evaluation study (SSES), engineering review of the study, and an engineering report outlining correction. Improvements to the collection system would reduce or eliminate bypasses and reduce unintended flows to the wastewater treatment plant.

Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB’s Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the Authority’s customers will save an estimated $465,800 compared to traditional financing.