USDA Awards $15.2M To Oklahoma To Improve Rural Drinking Water

Wednesday, September 23rd 2020, 9:24 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. -

The USDA awarded the Tenkiller Utilities Authority a $10.6 million loan and a $4.6 million grant to build a regional water treatment plant.

The money will be used to help improve wastewater collection systems, install water meters, and build a new water treatment plant near Tenkiller Lake. The plant will help improve water quality for nine rural areas in the state.

“Upgrading the infrastructure that delivers safe drinking water and modern wastewater management facilities will improve public health and drive economic development in our small towns and cities,” Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand said. “Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA is a strong partner with rural communities, because we know that when rural America thrives, all of America thrives.”

To learn more about investment resources for rural areas, interested parties should contact their USDA Rural Development state office.