Oklahoma Receives Millions to Improve Water Quality
The EPA awarded more than $11 million to the state of Oklahoma to aid communities in restoring and improving water quality and infrastructure.
The Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) received $11.33 million for its Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF), which provides low-interest loans to communities across the state to help improve water quality.
"These revolving loan funds are some of the most effective tools we have for helping communities of all sizes achieve their clean-water goals," said Regional Administrator Ron Curry. "The money will go toward a variety of projects to help ensure all Oklahomans receive the clean, reliable water they deserve."
The OWRB will use the funds to provide loans to rural water districts and municipalities to help replace sewer lines, improve their collection systems and water treatment facilities.