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July 14, 2014

DEQ requests comments on revised drinking water plan

OKLA. CITY — The Water Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Quality requests comments on the Revised Drinking Water State Revolving Fund SFY 2015 Intended Use Plan. A public meeting on the original SFY 2015 IUP and Priority List was May 19. 

The IUP outlines uses for federal funds allocated to Oklahoma and lists the projects as ranked for funding by the Priority Ranking System. This revision is needed due to a change in DEQ’s budget and the need for additional funding.

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund was made possible by the passage of the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996. The act authorized funds to be used by states to establish a revolving loan fund to address drinking water infrastructure needs and correct other water system deficiencies that might result in violations of drinking water standards. Federal law requires the public be given the opportunity to comment on the revised plan.

A copy of the revised plan will be available on the DEQ website at: www.deq.state.ok.us/WQDnew/dwsrf/. A copy also may be obtained by contacting Vicki Reed at 702-8100 or by email at Vicki.Reed@deq.ok.gov, or by mail at Water Quality Division, DWSRF Section, Department of Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 1677, Oklahoma City, OK  73101-1677. A copy of the revised plan may be reviewed on the eighth floor of the DEQ offices at 707 N. Robinson, Oklahoma City. The comment period will remain open until Aug. 13.

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