Hughes County Rural Water District No. 6 receives $1,000,000 grant for system improvements
OKLAHOMA CITY –The Hughes County Rural Water District No. 6 (District) received approval for $1,000,000 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.
The District owns and operates a water distribution system with 2-inch water lines which is causing residents to experience inadequate water pressure during high demand times. The District will utilize the proceeds to replace 3.25 miles of 2-inch water lines with new 6-inch PVC pipe and to construct a new 100,000-gallon standpipe.
Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB’s Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the District’s customers will save an estimated $1,637,400 compared to traditional financing.