Municipal tap water is more than something good to drink. It protects us from waterborne diseases and allows us to quench our thirsts, brush our teeth, clean our homes, wash our clothes and do many other everyday tasks without worry. Municipal water is what firefighters depend on when fire threatens our property and safety. Oklahoma City’s sustainable, dependable water supply plays a large role in business development and economic growth.
However, delivering quality tap water throughout our city takes a lot of hard work and dedication by a team of professionals that includes employees who manage the City’s water supply lakes and water pipeline delivery infrastructure, those at the Water Quality Laboratory and many others.
At Oklahoma City’s three water treatment plants – Draper, Hefner and Overholser – crews test streams of water. In fact, they exceed the regulatory requirement of testing water every four hours. They test the water every two hours – on raw water, treated water and water leaving the plant – then conduct quality assurance and quality control processes to ensure the accuracy of their tests. In addition, chemists in the Water Quality Laboratory conduct weekly testing on the source lake water and on the tap water throughout the entire distribution system.
Oklahoma City’s team of 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. It’s a top priority and a pleasure to serve.
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.