City gets high marks for water quality in 2021

June 21, 2022

Most recent Consumer Confidence Report shows no violations

The 2021 Consumer Confidence Report for the City’s water system is now available, Water Utilities Director Terry Lauritsen said recently. In short: The report shows Bartlesville water is safe.

“Each year, Oklahoma municipalities are required to publish an annual report regarding their water system quality,” Lauritsen said. “This report provides details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to Environmental Protection Agency and state standards. We’ve received our 2021 Water Consumer Confidence Report from the State, and our water was in compliance with state and federal standards in 2021.”

Lauritsen said that while drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants, the presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate the water poses a health risk.

“There were no compliance violations for our water system, meaning our water is safe by EPA and state standards,” Lauritsen said. “However, some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population, such as those who are undergoing chemotherapy or have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly and infants. These people should seek advice from their health care provider.”

The City of Bartlesville utilizes raw water from three sources: the Caney River, Hulah Lake and the City-owned Hudson Lake, located north and west of Bartlesville.

EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline 800.426.4791.

For more information, see the report or call the Water Utilities Department at 918.338.4116.