Town of Billings receives $912,650 grant for system improvements
OKLAHOMA CITY –The Town of Billings (Town) received approval for $912,650 in funding Thursday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Town’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 Town has a water distribution system with aged waterlines which are failing. These proceeds will be used to replace approximately 4,965 linear feet of six-inch PVC line. This project will improve the system's reliability for their customers.
Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB’s Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the Town’s customers will save an estimated $1,497,600 compared to traditional financing.