The Oklahoma Rural Water Association hosted a Workforce Impact Partnership Grant (IPG) career convening meeting in Norman, Okla., bringing educators, water utilities, and industry leaders together to discuss career discovery and career exploration for high school students. “The water and wastewater industry is facing an aging workforce,” said ORWA CEO, Jimmy Seago. “Trade programs are […]
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OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 10, 2022) – Last month marked the three-year anniversary of the signing and ratification of the Oklahoma Strategic Alliance Agreement, the progeny of a public-private collaboration to strategically position Oklahoma’s small and rural water systems for a sustainable future. Spearheaded by the Oklahoma Rural Water Association (ORWA), the Oklahoma Department of Environmental
The Oklahoma Rural Water Association and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality have launched a new Rural Infrastructure Grant (RIG) program to assist rural and small municipal water and wastewater systems to become sustainable. The program offers up to $100,000 in funding per project funding 80-percent of the project cost. The other 20-percent must be
The Oklahoma Rural Water Association has canceled its upcoming Fall Conference and Exposition, which was scheduled for September 14-16, 2022. The ORWA staff has worked diligently to explore all options for having the Fall Conference, however as the 60 day window approaches, ORWA has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2022 Fall Conference. The
OKLAHOMA CITY (April 11, 2022) – The Oklahoma Rural Water Association (ORWA) announced today Carly Cordell will serve as the organization’s chief of staff. Cordell previously served as the deputy secretary in the Oklahoma Office of the Secretary of Energy and Environment, helping oversee over 30 energy and environment state agencies, boards, compacts and commissions.
OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 23, 2022) – Gov. Kevin Stitt and Oklahoma Office of Energy and Environment Secretary Kenneth Wagner announced last week the Oklahoma Rural Water Association (ORWA) was awarded funding to assist Oklahoma communities with water energy and efficiency. “ORWA’s strategic alliance with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, Oklahoma Water Resources Board and
Governor Stitt issued a proclamation to Rural Water District No. 5, Wagoner County for their commitment to sustainability in the water industry. Rural Water District No. 5 Wagoner County was presented with a proclamation from Governor Kevin Stitt on November 16, 2021 for compiling their long range sustainability plan and for implementing efforts to become
The Oklahoma Rural Water Association appoints Jimmy Seago to serve as the Chief Executive Officer. On October 21, 2021 the ORWA Board of Directors appointed Jimmy Seago as the new CEO of ORWA. As an experienced leader and after serving as Interim CEO for the past three months, the board formally offered Seago the position.
An Oklahoma House of Representatives interim study discussed rising concerns regarding the growth of medical marijunana production. The House Ag Committee held an interim study on August 31, 2021 regarding the growth of medical marijuana production across the state and the added demand it has placed on rural Oklahoma water systems. Representatives from the Oklahoma