Water plant
Water is treated at the Ted D. Lockin Water Plant.

Residential & commercial service

The City of Bartlesville provides water services to both residential and commercial customers. Additionally, the City sells wholesale water to surrounding rural water districts.

The City has invested more than $40 million in the state of the art Ted D. Lockin Water Plant and distribution system to meet the needs of the entire region for years to come.

The City’s primary water sources are the city-owned Hudson Lake, located north and west of the city, and Hulah Lake, owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Water Resources Committee

The Bartlesville Water Resources Committee consists of volunteers who work to research, develop and recommend to the City Council “viable, cost-effective, intermediate and long-term proposals which will continue to provide Bartlesville area residents with a sustainable, adequate supply of water.”

The group meets as needed. Meetings are announced on the City’s calendar.


For non-emergency questions or to speak to someone Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., regarding water line maintenance issues, please call 918.338.4100.

For new service or to disconnect service, please call 918.338.4224.

For after hours water emergencies, call  918.338.4055.

The most recent water quality report can be viewed here: 2023 Consumer Confidence Report.

To learn more about the City’s water history, current challenges and future needs, see Water 101: Guide to the City’s past, present and future needs.

For information on water conservation, click here.