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Public Works Authority Receives Grant

The Mountain Park Public Works Authority received approval for a $99,999 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant throught the Oklahoma Water Resources Board to imporve Mountain Park water infrastructure.

The Authority will use the proceeds to construct an in-tank aeration system for water circulation. Disinfecting drinking water has reduced waterborne disease drastically. However, byproducts which may result from the disinfection can sometimes have unintended effects. Therefore, by addressing the issue, this project helps to meet the public health goals for the state. Joe Freeman, chief of the OWRB's Financial Assistant Division, calculated that the grant will save the Authority's customers $150,500 in principal interest charges by not having to borrow the project funds.