The Special Briefing Document and the Executive Summary for
the Comprehensive Assessment of the Water and Wastewater System are
now available online.
Tulsa Water Wins National Awards
Water Research Award (May 2014)
Water Taste Award (October 2013) Read online...
Tulsa Water Plants Win Award (August 2012)
Water Fluoridation Practices Award (October 2012) Read
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Tulsa's two water treatment plants treat between 90 and 190
million gallons of drinking water a day. City employees' work
begins before the raw water enters the plants and continues long
after the finished water is pumped to faucets in homes, businesses
The City of Tulsa supplies drinking water to more than 139,600
metered accounts in the City and more than 500,000 people in the
metropolitan area. Treatment plants, distribution lines, and other
infrastructure have been built and upgraded over the years to keep
pace with Tulsa's growing need for high quality drinking water.
Due to the foresight of City officials and the support of
ratepayers, Tulsa has not been forced to restrict water use since
the summer of 1981. Expansion of the A.B. Jewell Plant and
construction of the new Mohawk Plant increased Tulsa's treatment
capacity to 220 million gallons per day - above the record use
of 209.03 MGD recorded on July 16, 2011.
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TULSA'S DRINKING WATER FACTS
Tulsa's raw water is transported from Spavinaw/Eucha and Oologah
Lakes. Lake Hudson, located just north of Locust Grove, provided
water in late 2000 and early 2001 and is available for future
The first Spavinaw flowline is 54 inches and 60 inches in
diameter and is 53.9 miles long. The second flowline from Spavinaw
ranges from 66 inches to 72 inches in diameter and is 52.2 miles
The first Oologah flowline is 42 inches in diameter and runs
16.7 miles to the 66-inch Bird Creek to Lynn Lane pipeline that is
7.9 miles long. The second Oologah flowline is 54 inches-72 inches
in diameter and is 22.87 miles long.
Raw water is stored in Yahola Lake (2.0 billion-gallon capacity)
near Mohawk Water Treatment Plant and Lynn Lane Reservoir (1.1
billion gallon capacity) near A.B. Jewell Water Treatment
The Mohawk Water Treatment Plant went online in the spring of
1998. The new plant has a 100-MGD treatment capacity*, 10-MGD more
than the old plant that was built in the 1920s.
A.B. Jewell Water Treatment Plant was built in 1974. In
1982, the plant was expanded to treat 90 MGD. It currently has the
capacity to treat 120 MGD*.
*This is the maximum number of gallons that can be treated in one
day. Pumpage into our distribution system is set at 210 MGD between
the two treatment plants.
|Average daily pumpage during 2013
||97.92 MGD (million gallons per day)
|Total pumpage during 2013
(>41 billion gallons)
|Highest average monthly pumpage during 2013
||129.33 MGD in February 2013
|Lowest average monthly pumpage during 2013
||81.87 MGD in February 2013
|Maximum historical use
||207.6 MGD on Aug. 1, 2011
|Maximum historical day pumpage
||209.03 on July 16, 2011
For water service or billing questions, call (918)
596-9511 or visit Utility Billing online