Town of Arkoma receives $1,000,000 grant for system improvements
OKLAHOMA CITY –The Town of Arkoma (Town) received approval for $1,000,000 in funding Thursday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Town’s water and wastewater infrastructure. Construction of upgrades and improvements to the water and wastewater systems will be financed by the Oklahoma American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant program.
The Town owns and operates a public sanitary sewer and water distribution system which experiences a significant amount of inflow and infiltration due to aged mains and deteriorated manholes. These proceeds will be used to replace sewer mains and install a new water main on the south side of the Town.
Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB’s Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the Town’s customers will save an estimated $1,637,400 compared to traditional financing.