Bryan County No. 2 Rural Water, Sewer, and Solid Waste Management District receives $4,791,667 grant for system improvements
OKLAHOMA CITY –The Bryan County No. 2 Rural Water, Sewer, and Solid Waste Management District (District) received approval for $4,791,667 in funding Thursday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the District’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 $4,600,000 in Choctaw Tribal matching funds, and local funds of $500,000.
The District owns and operates a water system where there is a significant need to increase water supply to meet the current demand. The District will utilize the proceeds to drill a new water well, construct 23,000 feet of 12-inch water main, a 500,000–gallon water tower, a new SpiraCone upflow clarifier unit, and new building to house additional filtration units.
Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB’s Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the District’s customers will save an estimated $7,857,700 compared to traditional financing.