Oklahoma tribes, IHS, state and area communities work together on American rescue plan water projects


Last updated 12/1/2023 at 9:12am

Chickasaw Nation

Chickasaw citizens and environmental technicians, Morgan Graves and Kelsey Norton, commit their duties as techs to protect the environment. The collection of data they receive helps to monitor the health of water systems in Chickasaw Nation territory and throughout Oklahoma.

TULSA, Okla.-Oklahoma tribes, the state of Oklahoma, Indian Health Service (IHS) and communities are working together utilizing American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds in a unified effort to improve the water infrastructure of communities within the state. These projects will help ensure the infrastructure improvements needed as part of sustainable management of water resources serving Oklahoma residents, businesses and communities.

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Muscogee Nation, Cherokee Nation, Iowa Nation and Chickasaw Nation have contributed a total of more than $75 million to these projects. S...

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