Water District Update
April 06, 2017
Changes are on the horizon for a historic landmark at 81st St. South and Union Ave. in Tulsa. The well known Checkerboard Water Tower is being replaced, by a new modern water tower. The old tower has served the customers in the Creek County Rural Water District #2 well for the last 5 decades, but its days are numbered, as a replacement has been constructed just south of its location. The Creek County Board of Directors agreed to borrow $6.5 million from the USDA for improvements to the water district infrastructure which included the construction of a new water tower in 2016. Construction has been ongoing for the last 11 months, with most of the work completed. The new water tower will hold 500,000 gallons of water, as compared to the old tower, which held only 250,000. CCRWD2 has certainly evolved over the last 50 years and has grown from the original 800 customers to almost 5000 members today, with roughly 280 miles of waterline in the ground. It was originally located on the outskirts of town, in a rural country setting, but now the countryside surrounding it has grown into a bustling area poised for growth, bordered by Glenpool, Jenks, Sapulpa, Bixby and South Tulsa.
Dorothy Greek has been employed by the district for over 29 years and has served as the manager for the last 9. There are currently 11 employees, six in the field and 5 in the office.
The district is governed by a 7 member Board of Directors, who are members of the water district and are elected for terms of 3 years. The current board includes; 2 retired engineers, a retired banker, an insurance agency owner, an oil company employee, a retired jewelry dept. mgr. and a retired utlilty co. employee.
The current Board of Directors takes planning for the continued successful growth of the water district very seriously, and strives to continue to serve all of the of the members of the district with potable water.