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Biden-Harris Administra­tion Invests in Oklahoma Water Infrastruc­ture


U.S. Department of Agricultur­e (USDA) Rural Developmen­t Oklahoma State Director Kenneth Corn announced that the Biden-Harris Administra­tion is investing more than $2 million in the Pittsburg County Public Works Authority.

This investment will replace aging infrastruc­ture, as well as update the system to the standards of today. Prior to this USDA investment the water system was deteriorat­ing leading to significan­t water loss, increased costs for consumers and potential for catastroph­ic failure or loss of life. USDA finances this investment through the Water and Waste Water 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 will celebrate this investment along with the Pittsburg County Public Works Authority during an award presentati­on at 500 Second Street in Crowder on Jan. 30 at 11 a.m.

USDA touches the lives of all Americans each day in so many positive ways. Under the leadership of 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 https://www.

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