The annual Consumer Confidence Report shows how Oklahoma City’s drinking water stacks up against stringent federal and state water standards and provides details about the source and quality of your water.
Municipal tap water is more than something good to drink. It supports public health and allows for economic growth in our community. Most importantly, it contributes to our daily lives in many ways. Think about a day without water, and that's a day you go without quenching your thirst, brushing your teeth, cleaning your home, washing your clothes or dishes, or even watering your garden. Municipal water is also what our firefighters depend on to put out fires. Local restaurants, salons, coffee shops, hospitals, and countless other businesses rely upon fresh, clean water to serve their customers and help our economy grow.
Delivering quality tap water takes a lot of hard work and dedication. We have more than 3,000 miles of water line running under our streets. That's 3,000 miles that need to be maintained and repaired or replaced when they are broken. And that's also 3,000 miles that requires testing and flushing to ensure the water maintains the highest safety standards throughout the system. We can't do that without a team of professionals who are dedicated to the highest standards in water treatment and delivery each and every day.
At Oklahoma City’s two water treatment plants – Draper and Hefner - crews test the treated water leaving the plants nearly every two hours, which far exceeds the regulatory requirement of testing every four hours. We also manage our own State-certified environmental laboratory, which performs testing at more than 240 approved testing sites around the City each week. This ensures that the quality of our water remains consistent throughout our lines.
Oklahoma City’s water quality experts go to great lengths to deliver great-tasting tap water throughout metro Oklahoma City. It’s a 24/7, 365-day-a-year responsibility that they take very seriously. So drink up and enjoy your tap water.