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Red Star Rural Water District #2, Roger Mills County Honored

Governor Stitt issued a proclamation to Cherokee County Rural Water District commending their commitment to sustainability in the water industry. The Rural Water, Sewer, and Solid Waste Management, District No. 2 Roger Mills County, Oklahoma (Red Star Water District) was presented with a proclamation from Governor Stitt on March 9, 2021 for compiling their long …

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Oklahoma Municipal League Becomes Value Alliance Partner

OML joins the Oklahoma Strategic Alliance as a Value Alliance Partner to better serve Oklahomans. The Oklahoma Municipal League formally joined the Oklahoma Strategic Alliance as a Value Added Alliance Partner. The Strategic Alliance now pools resources from the Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, the Oklahoma Rural Water Association, …

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Hughes County Rural Water District #6 Honored

Governor Stitt issued a proclamation to Hughes County Rural Water District #6 for their commitment to sustainability in the water industry. Hughes County Rural Water District #6 was presented with a proclamation from Governor Kevin Stitt on February 23, 2021 for compiling their Long Range Sustainability Plan and for implementing efforts to become more sustainable. …

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Rural Development Grants Available for Water Systems

Grants available to rural water systems to help restore and repair water lines after historic storms. The United State’s Department of Agriculture’s office of Rural Development has grants available to rural water systems that were negatively impacted by the historic winter storms Oklahoma saw last week. These Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants are available for …

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Oklahomans Urged to Report Winter Storm Damage

State officials call for winter storm damage to be reported in order to qualify for additional federal funding. As Oklahoma begins assessing the damage caused by the historic winter storms, it is critical for businesses and individuals to report all winter storm damage so as to qualify for individual assistance by meeting minimum damage amounts. …

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Disaster Declaration Request Approved for Oklahoma

Water and wastewater systems to be included in technical assistance from federal aid packages.  President Biden approved Governor Stitt’s request to declare a federal disaster exists in all 77 Oklahoma counties due to the historic winter storm, clearing the way for federal aid to be directed to the state. FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, …

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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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