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The City of Bartlesville offers several services to citizens.
Cultural and Recreational Services
The City of Bartlesville provides water to all municipalities in Washington County and most rural water districts in the area. The City’s primary water sources are Hulah Lake, owned by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, and the city-owned Hudson Lake, located north and west of the city.
Utility services available through the City of Bartlesville are:
Fees and costs for all utilities are included on one bill and issued once a month.
New accounts must be established in person at City Hall, 401 S. Johnstone Ave., in Bartlesville during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
(For information regarding other utilities, such as electric and gas service, see these useful utility links.)
Street maintenance is a priority for the City of Bartlesville. Most street maintenance is funded through the City’s General Fund, which is used to fund most City operations. Special road projects are completed as funds become available, primarily through the voter-approved half-cent Capital Improvement Projects sales tax.
- For an interactive map of streets and other features of Bartlesville go to GIS City Maps.
Storm water management
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, floods are the most common of all natural disasters, with the exception of fire. Flooding has caused the deaths of more an 10,000 personal property damage from flooding now totals over $1 billion each year in the United States 50 states. Communities particularly at risk are those located in low-lying areas, near water from a dam.
Certain areas of Bartlesville along the Caney River and its major tributaries are subject to flooding and have flooded in the recent past. Because of this, the City of Bartlesville maintains an aggressive storm water management program, participating in the National Flood Insurance Program and requiring approval of any construction inside the City’s floodplains.
White Rose Cemetery
The mission of White Rose Cemetery is “to commemorate lives lived in surroundings of beauty and tranquility that provide comfort and inspiration to the bereaved and the public.”
The City of Bartlesville maintains White Rose Cemetery and a City Council-appointed citizens advisory board makes recommendations concerning improvements and beautification projects at the cemetery.
There are still hundreds of spaces at the cemetery available for sale, though the selection in some of the cemetery’s older sections may be limited.