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More than $20 Million to be Invested in Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements in Seminole, Oklahoma

Name
Candy Taylor
Phone
City
Stillwater
Release Date
Apr 26, 2022

STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA, April 26, 2022 – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Oklahoma State Director Kenneth Corn met with the Seminole, Oklahoma community to announce the obligation of funds for their wastewater treatment plant.

USDA Rural Development Oklahoma State Director Kenneth Corn said “This rural community is growing. We are proud to provide financial assistance to the Seminole Utility Authority to replace their aging wastewater treatment plant so that they can provide this valuable service to their customers. The opportunity to build this new infrastructure and to improve existing infrastructure in other rural Oklahoma communities is key to the success of these communities.” 

The current wastewater treatment plant is not meeting wastewater treatment standards and the leaking structures could potentially be a health hazard. The Seminole Utilities Authority will use this $20,399,000 loan to replace the aging wastewater treatment facility. The new facility will be constructed adjacent to the existing plant on property owned by the Authority. These improvements will bring the plant up to current standards.

Background:

USDA Rural Development is financing this project through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program. The Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program provides funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage. The program serves households and businesses in eligible rural areas with populations of 10,000 or less.

To learn more about these and other resources for rural areas, contact a USDA Rural Development state office.

Under the Biden-Harris Administration, Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities, create jobs and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural, tribal and high-poverty areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov. If you’d like to subscribe to USDA Rural Development updates, visit our GovDelivery subscriber page.

USDA touches the lives of all Americans each day in so many positive ways. In the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA is transforming America’s food system with a greater focus on more resilient local and regional food production, fairer markets for all producers, ensuring access to safe, healthy and nutritious food in all communities, building new markets and streams of income for farmers and producers using climate smart food and forestry practices, making historic investments in infrastructure and clean energy capabilities in rural America, and committing to equity across the Department by removing systemic barriers and building a workforce more representative of America. To learn more, visit www.usda.gov.

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