CEMENT - After functioning with only one out of its’ two sewage lagoons for close to 20 years, the town of Cement is finally on its’ way to getting a lagoon upgrade.

Awarded with $136,363 from the Association of South Central Oklahoma Governments through its’ annual Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) Grant program, the town of Cement now has the financial assistance to tackle the problem and improve the functionality of its’ waste water holding cells.

Cement’s Water Superintendent, Rick Williamson, was able to locate town records that indicate the town’s current two-cell sewage lagoon, located west of town on County Road 1430, was initially installed in 1966. The  lagoons have been cleaned of debris and repaired in the past, but Rick said one of the cells hasn’t operated correctly since.

 

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