TULSA, Okla. — The City of Tulsa has opened up more water stations for people who have been impacted by the water main breaks caused by frigid weather.
The city advises residents to bring their own containers unless noted otherwise to all water stations, which can be found posted below.
The city began offering water stations on Thursday to residents at the River Spirit Expo Center impacted by water main breaks. Residents are required to bring their own containers to fill up water.
People who go to the Expo Center should park near the Tulsa Golden Driller statue and enter through the south main lobby at Gate 2.
The water station is located at River Spirit Expo, 4145 E. 21st St. and will be open daily from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. until further notice. Individuals will need to bring their own containers.
The Tulsa Fire Department is also offering water to people in need at all of their fire stations from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. The Berryhill Fire Department has also joined efforts to help others with water and will be opened from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
If no one is at the station, people looking for water are asked to wait until a crew returns. Many fire crews are having to respond to the numerous water line breaks across the city and turn off the water. Some are responding to as many water line breaks as they would fire and medical calls on a normal day.
A list of water stations at the Tulsa Parks Community Centers are listed below:
- Centennial Park Central Center - 1028 E. 6th St.
- Chamberlain Jane A. Malone Center - 4940 N. Frankfort Ave.
- Hicks Park Community Center - 3443 S. Mingo Rd.
- Lacy Park Community Center - 2134 N. Madison Pl.
- Reed Park Community Center - 4233 S. Yukon Ave.
- Whiteside Park Community Center - 4009 S. Pittsburgh Ave.
A list of water stations at the Tulsa County Recreation Centers are listed below:
O’Brien Park Rec Center - 6149 N. Lewis Ave., Tulsa, OK – (918) 591-6008
South County Recreation Center - 13800 S. Peoria Ave., Glenpool, OK – (918) 746-3780
Bixby Community Center - 211 N. Cabaniss Ave., Bixby, OK – (918) 366-4841
Due to the unprecedented cold weather and number of breaks, residents are being asked to conserve water. Though individual service interruptions should be expected for those directly impacted by these waterline breaks, Tulsa residents and those who utilize the city’s water system are asked to conserve water.
Those service areas include portions of: Jenks, Bixby, Owasso, Rogers County, Glenpool, Creek County, Sapulpa, Osage County, Broken Arrow, Hectorville, Turley, Sperry, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Wagoner County and Skiatook.
Tulsa County residents who are homebound and have their water shut off due to emergency service issues can call 211 and the “Be a Neighbor” organization will deliver water to their home.