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Guthrie Public Works Authority receives $1,000,000 grant for system improvements

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September 19, 2023

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OKLAHOMA CITY –The Guthrie Public Works Authority (Authority) received approval for $1,000,000 in funding Tuesday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’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 along with $1,007,408.96 in local funds.

The Authoritymaintains and operates a public water supply system for the residents of Guthrie. These proceeds will be used to replace several of the existing water mains with new PVC C900 water mains.

Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB’s Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the Authority’s customers will save an estimated $1,588,000 compared to traditional financing.