OKLAHOMA CITY –The City of McLoud (City) received approval for $1,000,000 in funding Tuesday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the City’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 City owns and operates a wastewater system. The system's sewer lines are approximately 100 years old and in need of repair. These proceeds will be used to replace approximately 5,000 linear feet of sewer lines with 8-inch PVC sewer pipe throughout the City.
Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB’s Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the City’s customers will save an estimated $1,553,200 compared to traditional financing.