Tulsa Water

Read the City of Tulsa Water Quality Report

Comprehensive Assessment

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)   Read online...

Water Fluoridation Practices Award (October 2012) Read online...


In the News: "Tulsa Leverages Condition Assessment to Extend the Life of a Critical Asset" by Trenchless Technology Read more...


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 and schools.

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.

Important Numbers:

To report Leaks or Outages (918) 596-9488
For Utility Billing or a new connection (918) 596-9511
To arrange for a speaker to talk about Tulsa
Water at your next club or organization meeting
(918) 596-2511


Raw Water

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 use.

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 long.

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 Plant.

Treated Water

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 35,739,660,000 gallons
(>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

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