City awarded grant to help with main water line

The City of Guthrie recently was awarded a grant to help with a water main project along S. Division Street.

The City was awarded a $299,999 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for a project that will consist of a water main and water valves replacement of an existing 12 inch water main from the Water Treatment Plant to Harrison Avenue.

The City will match the grant with a local match of $585,650, or 66%.

The source of the local funds will come from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

The Oklahoma Municipal League (OML) estimates the City will receive $1.8M in funds.

City officials confirmed water and sewer infrastructure projects are eligible expenses for the funding source.

The City continues to look for solutions to improve water lines throughout the community.

“It seemed more prudent to replace the full length of the line from the water plant to Harrison Ave in lieu of breaking it up into two or more projects,” City Manager Lerory Alsup said earlier this year.

The line in question was installed in the 1920’s. In addition, 55 miles of City water lines was installed before 1975.

Since 1995, only 2.5 miles of main water lines have been replaced by the City.


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