Some Tulsans Without Water As Crews Continue To Repair Water Line Breaks


Tuesday, February 23rd 2021, 4:51 pm
By: Mallory Thomas


TULSA, Oklahoma -

Tuesday, hundreds of families in Tulsa still don't have water as crews work to repair 43 water line breaks.

Tulsa is still under a voluntary boil water notice for anyone who lost water or had low water pressure.

Tulsans are being asked to conserve water because of the large amount of water that was lost from more than 350 water line breaks in the last couple of weeks. 

Clayton Edwards is Tulsa's Water Department Director and said the city is working to refill the water storage tanks that lost a significant amount of water because of those breaks. 

"Even though we have seen a reduction in demand, we are still about 35 million gallons over what we normally would pump for February. So, we are still losing water in the system, anf we're still trying to isolate and find where we're losing water; so, we're still asking our customers to conserve water," said Edwards.

To report waterline breaks, customers can call Water Dispatch at (918) 596-9488 or Sewer Dispatch at (918) 586-6999. Additionally, customers can report waterline breaks via email, with no wait times, to waterbreaks@cityoftulsa.org.

For a list of locations where you can pick up bottles of water, click here.