SAPULPA, Oklahoma - The U.S. Commerce Department is awarding a $1.5 million grant to the city of Sapulpa for improvements to its water system.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says the improved infrastructure will support business development and expansion in the Tulsa suburb.

The project includes new waterlines to a local industrial park and increased wastewater capacity.

Officials say the improvements will help attract new businesses to the region - including a personal care products company that's expected to establish a headquarters campus west of town.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.