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Oklahoma Rural Water Association Taps Carly Cordell to Serve as Chief of Staff

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. …

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Oklahoma Rural Water Association Receives Funding for Water Energy Efficiency Program

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 …

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Rural Water District No. 5, Wagoner County Honored for Sustainability Plan

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 …

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Medical Marijuana’s Impact on Rural Water Systems in Oklahoma

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 …

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors Nationwide

ORWA staff attended national emergency response training.  Several staff members of the Oklahoma Rural Water Association attended an Emergency Response training, hosted by Texas Rural Water Association in Austin, Texas. Rural water associations from across the United States attended the event in order to learn the best emergency response practices for any given situation. Attendees …

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Concern Regarding ‘High-Usage’ Water Customers Grows

The Oklahoma Strategic Alliance met to address growing concern over high-usage customers and systems’ ability to deliver to existing customers. Throughout the past year across Oklahoma, the rise of high-production, high-input industry operations has placed stress on water systems across Oklahoma, causing water industry leaders to gather to address this rising issue. A group of …

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