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ORWA and DEQ Launch New Rural Infrastructure Grant Program

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 …

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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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ORWA Honored for Protecting Public Health

Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality recognizes ORWA staff for their dedication to providing for Oklahoma’s rural communities. Oklahoma DEQ recognized the Oklahoma Rural Water Association on Friday, April 30 for their commitment to public health and to rural Oklahoma throughout the historic winter storms in February 2021. Together, ORWA, Oklahoma DEQ, the Oklahoma Water Resources …

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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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Oklahoma Industry Leaders Donate Water to Oklahomans

Historic winter storms struck Oklahoma leaving some without water until Oklahoma water industry leaders stepped up to the plate. As historic winter storms swept across Oklahoma, many communities’ water supply was impacted due to frozen pipes leaving some Oklahomans without water while repairs were made. Several Associate Members of the Oklahoma Rural Water Association answered …

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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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