Town of Soper receives $1,000,000 grant from OWRB
OKLAHOMA CITY –The Town of Soper (Town) received approval for $1,000,000 in funding Tuesday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Town’s wastewater infrastructure. Construction of upgrades and improvements to the wastewater system will be financed by the Oklahoma American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant program.
The Town owns and operates a sewer and wastewater system. The aged sewer lines within the wastewater system are creating inflow and infiltration issues. These proceeds with be used to replace approximately 4,905 linear feet of 8-inch vitrified clay pipe with 8-inch HDPE sewer line and brick manholes with new precast concrete manholes. These improvements will help to prevent unwanted contaminants from entering area waterbodies and reduce unintended flows to the wastewater treatment plant.
Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB’s Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the Town’s customers will save an estimated $1,553,200 compared to traditional financing.