Results from the City of Tulsa’s 2020 Water Quality Report show that the City’s water system continues to deliver high quality, good-tasting water that is safe to drink and free of bacteria.
The annual water quality report is required to be mailed to all water customers under the provisions of the federal 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act and its amendments. The City samples and analyzes its treated drinking water throughout the year to make sure it meets or exceeds federal standards.
The report concluded that tests conducted on treated water during 2019 showed that the levels of all contaminants continued to fall below the regulatory levels prescribed by the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Water Quality Report is included with the June utility bills mailed to customers within the City of Tulsa and is also provided to municipal water systems that purchase water from Tulsa. Anyone who does not receive a copy and wishes to see one can request it from the City of Tulsa’s Customer Care Center by calling 311, or (918) 596-7777 from outside the city limits. The water quality report also can be viewed in either English or Spanish at www.cityoftulsa.org/waterquality.
The City of Tulsa Water and Sewer Department operates two water treatment plants that receive their water from lakes Oologah, Spavinaw, Eucha and Hudson. Water samples from these lakes also are analyzed to determine source water quality.
Water and sewer operations and policies are overseen by a public trust organization created by City charter, the Tulsa Metropolitan Utility Authority (TMUA). In addition to the water quality results, the 2020 Water Quality Report also provides information about TMUA and its meeting schedule. Online information about TMUA is available at www.cityoftulsa.org/TMUA