The Weleetka Public Works Authority (Authority) has been approved for a $99,999 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority's wastewater infrastructure.
The Authority will use the proceeds to rehabilitate the sewer collection system by replacing deficient manholes and sewer lines. The estimated cost of the project is $99,999 which is the amount of the OWRB REAP grant requested.
Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB's Financial Assistance Division, calculated that the grant will save the Authority's customers $179,998 in principal and interest charges by not having to borrow the project funds. Since 1983 the Water Resources Board has approved over $4.4 billion in loans and grants for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements throughout Oklahoma.
"We are grateful to State Senator Larry Boggs and State Representative Logan Phillips for their continued support of water and wastewater infrastructure funding in Oklahoma," said Julie Cunningham, OWRB Executive Director.