City of Muskogee receives $2,000,000 grant for system improvements
OKLAHOMA CITY –The City of Muskogee(City) received approval for $2,000,000 in funding Thursday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the City’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 $2,000,000 in local funds.
The City has a raw water line that is past its life expectancy and needs to be replaced. These proceeds will be used to complete an assessment and survey on the raw waterline, construct a booster station, and add a back up generator at the water plant.
Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB’s Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the City’s customers will save an estimated $3,278,200 compared to traditional financing.