Sustainability

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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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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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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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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Governor Stitt Address Infrastructure in State of the State Address

Governor Kevin Stitt addressed the importance of strong infrastructure during his State of the State Address saying, “A strong infrastructure is the backbone of a strong economy.” The Oklahoma Rural Water Association applauds Governor Stitt on his commitment of growing Oklahoma as a site for businesses to flock and are grateful for his understanding that …

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Dewar Public Works Authority Honored for Sustainability Plan

  Governor Stitt issued a proclamation to the Dewar Public Works Authority for their commitment to sustainability in the water industry. Dewar Public Works Authority was presented with a proclamation from Governor Kevin Stitt on August 18, 2020 for compiling their long range sustainability plan and for implementing efforts to become more economically and environmentally …

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Rural Water and Sewer District #4 Lincoln County Honored

Rural Water and Sewer District #4 Lincoln County Honored

Governor Stitt issued a proclamation to Rural Water and Sewer District #4 Lincoln County for their commitment to sustainability in the water industry. Rural Water and Sewer District #4 Lincoln County was presented with a proclamation from Governor Kevin Stitt on July 20, 2020 for compiling their long range sustainability plan and for implementing efforts …

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