OKLAHOMA CITY –The Muskogee County Rural Water District No. 3 (District) received approval for $1,000,000 in funding Tuesday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the District’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 District owns and operates a water treatment plant and water distribution system. The system currently has dead-end water lines and areas of low pressure. The proposed project is to install approximately 15,040 linear feet of 6-inch water line to loop the dead-end lines and to construct a new booster pump station.
Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB’s Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the District’s customers will save an estimated $1,553,200 compared to traditional financing.