Konawa, the Small Town With Big Water Problems, Gets a Little Assistance

Feb 26, 2013

Justin Johnston, a wastewater treatment plant operator in Konawa, Okla., crouches next to a sludge pump during a tour of the town's water systems in December.
Credit Logan Layden / StateImpact Oklahoma

The city of Konawa will fix two wells and build new water lines with a state grant issued last week, the Ada News reports:

The grant, from the state’s Rural Economic Action Plan program, will be used to extend the well casing and build an elevated platform for the pumps and controls on two of the town’s nine water wells, and to construct seven-tenths of a mile of water lines, blueprints show.

The $98,435 grant will do little to fix the city’s ongoing water issues. The city of 1,300 faces millions in repairs to its aging water system, city manager Rita LoPresto told StateImpact in December.

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