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Celebrate Drinking Water Week this May 6-12

Released:May 03, 2018


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(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / May 3, 2018) – We use water every day to cook, to wash and to drink. Water is also used for fighting fires, industrial uses, irrigation and swimming pools. The City of Stillwater recognizes the important role water plays in our community and is celebrating Drinking Water Week this May 6-12.

“We are responsible for ensuring our city always has safe and reliable drinking water,” Water Resources Director Bill Millis said. “We also provide an Annual Water Quality Report so residents can see the testing and standards we are required to meet every year to protect our water resources.”

Stillwater City Council will recognize Drinking Water Week with a proclamation during its meeting on Monday, May 7.

The American Water Works Association theme for this year's Drinking Water Week is Protect the Source.

The City of Stillwater’s water source is Kaw Lake. Water is pumped through a 36-mile pipeline with two major river crossings to bring it to the City’s Water Treatment Plant.

Our community currently uses an average of seven million gallons of water per day. However, our water system is capable of providing up to 18 million gallons per day.

The City is also in the process of upgrading the Water Treatment Plant processes and chemical systems and upgrading our water distribution system through a program we call Water 2040.

The Water 2040 program includes:

  • Installing more than 20 miles of large diameter underground water lines, which allow greater flows.

  • Building three new pump stations and two water towers to aid water delivery and storage.

  • Making upgrades to the pumping systems at the water treatment plant, which serves the entire city.

Water 2040 will improve our water service and prepare for the future growth of southwest Stillwater.

Copies of the most recent Water Quality Reports are available to download in our Document Center at

For more details about the Water 2040 program, go to

For more information on Drinking Water Week, go to


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