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Lundy Kiger to speak about water quality at Heavener City Council Featured

Written by  Monday, 15 July 2019 13:39
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OKLAHOMA CITY -- State Rep. Lundy Kiger will speak to the Heavener City Council and Utility Authority members at the scheduled meeting July 18 on behalf of his constituents who have called about water quality.


Kiger, along with members of the Oklahoma Water Resource Board and Kiamichi Economic Development District of Oklahoma, met with leaders from both city groups to discuss a cooperative plan that would provide residents with clean water on a daily basis.


The group of municipal leaders agreed to work with state agencies in developing a plan to conduct a complete evaluation of the water treatment plant’s operations and maintenance, as well as evaluating the work the city has invested and completed on city water infrastructure to date.


“The goal is to find permanent fixes to this long term issue at the least possible cost to taxpayers,” Kiger said. “Working with city leaders and state agencies on this for the past three weeks has helped in quickly formulating ideas and also finding options for any grants that might be needed and applied.”


City leaders are showing a strong commitment and priority in fixing any and all issues. The state has been available to answer questions and to describe possible options in meeting these goals for the city.


Kiger said that he and Danny Baldwin of KEDDO are scheduled to meet with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality on July 19 in Oklahoma City to discuss the next steps and how DEQ can help and work cooperatively with the city.


“City residents have shown great support and courage in standing up and making their concerns heard,” Kiger said. “This is why I’m involved and why we will work with all parties in solving this issue. At this point city leaders are the key in reaching success and I have all confidence they are dedicated to this end.”

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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