OKC’s annual water quality report shows no problems


The Oklahoma City Utilities Department has published its annual Drinking Water Quality Report, also known as the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), for 2023. This report includes important information about the quality and safety of Oklahoma City’s drinking water.

The report shows that the City’s drinking water meets or exceeds all federal and state standards.

The CCR offers a detailed overview of the sources of Oklahoma City’s drinking water, the substances it contains and the measures taken to ensure it meets state drinking water quality standards. Required by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the report is released annually by July 1.

The report also includes information about contaminants regulated by the EPA. This includes natural substances from the ground that get into the water and the disinfectants used to make the water safe to drink.

“Our water treatment operators work hard to ensure the quality of water we provide not only meets all safety standards but exceeds them,” Leigh Ann Kitsmiller, Regulatory Compliance Manager for the OKC Utilities Department said.  “Our staff is proud of the water we deliver.”

Utilities Water Quality staff treated more than 40 billion gallons of water in 2023 and conducted 203,000 individual tests to ensure the water distributed met all guidelines for safety. Water is monitored at the City’s two treatment plants and at 260 ODEQ-approved sample stations located throughout the City’s system for delivering treated water.

“Water is a vital community resource,” Utilities Director Chris Browning said. “Our employees do an exceptional job ensuring it is safely delivered to the communities we serve 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I encourage our customers to go online and read the report so they can learn more about how their water is sourced, treated and delivered.”

Customers can see a copy of the 2023 Drinking Water Quality Report online at okc.gov/ccr. A select number of hard copies are also available at Oklahoma City metropolitan libraries or by calling (405) 297-2422.

Source: press release