STILLWATER, Okla. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Oklahoma State Director Kenneth Corn announced the Biden-Harris Administration is investing more than $2 million in the Pittsburg County Public Works Authority.
The investment will be used to replace any old infrastructure and update water systems to today’s standards.
According to USDA, the water system was deteriorating and causing significant water loss, increased cost for the consumer and potential for failure or loss of life. The investment is financed through the Water and WasteWater Disposal Loan and Grant Program.
“President Biden recognizes that water is a basic need for any community,” Corn said. “Providing water is also the bedrock for a stable rural economy, and the Biden-Harris Administration is committed to ensuring all Americans have access to safe and sustainable water through these RD investments.”
USDA and the Pittsburg County Public Works Authority celebrated this investment at an awards ceremony on Monday.
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