Infrastructure

Winter Storms Wreak Havoc on Water Systems

Record breaking winter weather creates challenges for utility providers across Oklahoma.  Throughout the state of Oklahoma, water systems face challenges caused by record breaking cold temperatures and ask residents to be patient as services are restored. The town of Dustin, Okla. found themselves without water after the mainline to their water tower froze and broke. …

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Winter Storm Rages, Causing Stress on Infrastructure

Water and wastewater systems are urged to contact SoonerWARN or ORWA officials in the event of an emergency due to winter storms. As the latest round of winter storms rage across Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Rural Water Association stresses the importance of being diligent as water and wastewater systems monitor their systems and urge all to …

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Governor Stitt Reinstates Open Meeting Act

Governor Stitt signed Senate Bill 1031 into law, reinstating temporary modifications to the Open Meeting Act allowing for virtual public meetings. As his first bill of the 2021 legislative session, Governor Kevin Stitt reinstated temporary modifications to the Open Meeting Act allowing for virtual public meetings including the same exemptions that were signed into law …

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Trump Administration Invests $18.9 Million in Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements in Oklahoma

Projects Will Improve Rural Water Infrastructure for Rural Residents and Businesses STILLWATER, OKLA., Sept. 22, 2020 – The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $268 million to modernize rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure across 28 states. “USDA Rural Development is committed to making safe and reliable …

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