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Atoka Municipal Authority receives $1,000,000 grant from OWRB

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January 16, 2024

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OKLAHOMA CITY –The Atoka Municipal Authority (Authority) received approval for $1,000,000 in funding Tuesday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’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 along with $849,916 in local funds.

The Authority owns and operates a wastewater collection system and treatment facility. These proceeds will be used to construct a new headworks with a two-channeled unit capable of independent operation. This project will reduce operation time required of system personnel at the primary lift station. 

Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB’s Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the Authority’s customers will save an estimated $1,553,200 compared to traditional financing.