At Creek County Rural Water District 2, our goal is to provide safe, clean, sparkling water to all of our residents!
Brief History of Creek County Rural Water District #2:
Water District No. 2, Creek County Oklahoma, received authority on October 19, 1964 from the Board of County Commissioners of Creek County, Oklahoma, to incorporate and organize the water district. Two ladies, Augusta Phillips, who lived in Glenpool, and Minnie White, who lived in Tulsa, were instrumental in getting the District started. They went door to door getting signatures on the petition. Old records show that customers in our designated service area began purchasing Benefit Unit memberships the day after the incorporation papers were approved. Once eight hundred Benefit Unit memberships were obtained, the District applied for a forty year loan with Farmers Home Association (now Rural Development), and began the building process. The date of the original FMHA note was July 9, 1965; it was for $920,000.00. This note was paid off in April 2004.
At some time, probably before the incorporation, the By-Laws of the District were written by Heber Finch, attorney.
The first water purchase contract with Creek County Rural Water District #1 was signed on October 22, 1964. The Kiefer Tower has been there since 1965. We sold water to the City of Kiefer through master meters until November 3, 2003, when we purchased the system for $300,000.00. The Beeline Tower shows a date of 1968. We do not have the original water purchase contract with the City of Tulsa, but it was a class B contract. That type of contract meant that we paid more for the water purchased, and we were more restricted to the amount that we could buy. A Class A contract with Tulsa was successfully negotiated about 1990. A water purchase contract was signed with the City of Sapulpa in October 1978. There is possibly some type of agreement that predates the contract, as the Sapulpa Tower has a date of 1972. The Tulsa South Tower was built in 2001 with money borrowed from Oklahoma Water Resources Board. The amount borrowed was $1,345,000.00; it is a thirty year loan with a variable interest rate.
The District currently has over 5,000 members and over 300 miles of waterlines. Gary McGuire, Creek County Rural Water District #1, believes that the 12" distribution line that we have on 151st Street was one of the first lines installed. Probably there are distribution lines in Tulsa North that are close to being that age as well.