Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed an agreement creating a strategic alliance for improved water services in the state.
It is an alliance between the State Secretary of Energy and Environment, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, the Oklahoma Water Resources Board and the Oklahoma Rural Water Association.
The governor stated that the agreement will commit the agencies to work together and combine their resources to help update infrastructure and improve sustainability of Oklahoma’s rural water and wastewater systems.
James Gammill, Oklahoma Rural Water Association CEO remarked during the signing ceremony that this commitment among the organizations is a positive step toward the Governor’s goal of making Oklahoma a top ten state in the nation. He adds that it also provides long range value for Oklahoma’s citizens and helps elevate the rural water and wastewater systems to a best in class business model by starting the process of updating degraded infrastructure and by equipping local stakeholders with the tools and skills they need to keep Oklahoma’s watershed systems sustainable into the future.
Carson Horn with the Oklahoma Farm Report talked with the governor following the signing ceremony and his interview can be heard by clicking here.