OKLAHOMANS PROJECTED TO BENEFIT
ESTIMATED PROJECT DURATION
Wewoka is under consent order to build a new water treatment plant. Wewoka has the oldest active water treatment plant in Oklahoma. Wewoka is the count seat and LMI is 64 which puts us at one of the highest poverty rates in the state. Wewoka also provides water to 4 water districts outside of our city limits. The estimated cost of this treatment plant will be $10.5 million dollars. Right now, Wewoka would have to borrow an estimated 7 million which would raise city's water rates well above what most of our demographic population could afford. Our school ratio in population is 33% Native, 33% African American & 33% white. Our school receives free lunch meals due to this demographic our school system is one of the highest in free lunches in the state.
Wewoka which will benefit from this project is one of the poorest communities in the state. This pandemic has affected many jobs in Oklahoma such as service industries, oilfield and inhouse service jobs. Oklahoma municipalities rely on sales tax and utility bills and both of these incomes have greatly been affected by the pandemic.
DEQ will approve all engineering plans for new water plant and once plans are approved engineers will over see project and make sure all specs of plans are followed.
ONGOING INVESTMENT AMOUNT
ONGOING INVESTMENT DESCRIPTION
ONGOING INVESTMENT REQUIRED
Able to continue operation without additional funding from the State of Oklahoma
Investments in Water, Sewer, and Broadband
Drinking water: Transmission & Distribution
FEDERAL GRANT AMOUNT
FEDERAL GRANT DESCRIPTION
CDBG Grant USDA Grant/loan
Municipal government entity
Data source: Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services / More information »