OKLAHOMA CITY –The Pittsburg County Rural Water, Sewer, Gas, and Solid Waste Management District No. 14 (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 Districtoperates a water purchase system which is experiencing high water loss. This grant funding will be used to install approximately 9,400 linear feet of PVC SDR-21 water line. These improvements will focus on water conservation.
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.