With the warmest weather we’ve seen in months on tap, the City of Tulsa is working to get its water system back in good working order.
Dozens of waterline breaks remain and a boil advisory is still in effect after the recent snow, ice and extreme cold.
While crews work tirelessly to repair the city’s busted lines, residents are being asked to help by conserving water.
As of Monday, 641 residential customers and 72 businesses were impacted by waterline breaks in the city.
According to the city, repairs are being prioritized based on when the waterlines were shut down. Crews have cut the number of active breaks in half in recent days. The number maxed out over 100, but is now down to under 50.
“Residents who are experiencing private waterline breaks on their side of the line are asked to either use the water shutoff valve inside their residence if they have one, or call Water Dispatch to come shut the water off at the meter outside. It is believed additional water loss from private waterline breaks is contributing to the need for Tulsa water customers to continue to conserve water.”
Report waterline break by calling Water Dispatch at (918) 596-9488 or Sewer Dispatch at (918) 586-6999. Or, send an e-mail to: email@example.com.
Voluntary Boil Advisory
After talking with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, the voluntary boil advisory remains in effect for Tulsa water customers as a precaution. To date, there have been no water quality issues discovered.
This voluntary boil order applies to customers who have experienced low water pressure, are seeing discolored water, and those who have recently had water service restored after their water was shutoff for waterline repairs.
If you need water, the city has a list of resources here.