The basics Does the City have a recycling program? The City of Bartlesville owns a City Recycling Center, located on … ContinuedRead More
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. – 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 – 11:30 a.m. on 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.
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 people, and personal property damage from flooding totals more than $1 billion each year in the U.S. 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 a Floodplain Development Permit approval through the Engineering Department for any construction inside the City’s floodplain areas.
The City of Bartlesville also has a Stormwater Management Program which provides measures to meet the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) stormwater regulations. Components of the program include forms and documents to help developers understand regulations, construction permits, inspections, discharge monitoring, and public education and involvement opportunities. For additional information, including educational materials and ways to get involved in helping keep our waters clean, go to the Engineering Department’s Stormwater Management Page.
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.