Tahlequah Public
Works Authority
101 North College Avenue
Tahlequah, Oklahoma  74464
(918) 456-2564

What Tahlequah Public Works Authority Does

  • Plan, fund and administer the operations of the Authority to provide reasonably priced and affordable electric, water distribution, water treatment, wastewater collection, wastewater treatment services for the City of Tahlequah and surrounding areas.

  • Provide meter reading, billing and collection services for Northeastern Oklahoma Public Facilities Authority, (N.O.P.F.A., a.k.a., Gas Authority).

  • Provide billing and collection service for the City of Tahlequah's solid waste and stormwater management.

  • Perform construction inspection service of water and wastewater extensions of provide development and developers installing utilities within the jurisdiction of the City and surrounding area.

  • Provide, maintain and expand the electric distribution system.

  • Provide, maintain and expand the water distribution and water treatment plants.

  • Provide, maintain  and expand the waste water treatment and waste water collection systems and surrounding areas of the City of Tahlequah.

  • Provide street, security, and traffic lighting for the City of Tahlequah's surrounding areas.

What Tahlequah Public Works Authority Does Not Do

  • Provides garbage or trash pick-up

  • Install and maintain street signs, and traffic control.

  • Provide or maintain streets

  • Provide or maintain street drainage and storm water drainage and retention.

  • Provide solid waste services.

  • Parks and recreation services

    Tahlequah Public Works Authority has been serving Tahlequah and the surrounding area since 1902 when it first opened as the Water Works plant.  Many changes and additions have transpired since that time, but we have always been committed to providing our customers with the highest quality of service at the best possible price. 

    Our purpose is to provide, furnish, and supply to the City of Tahlequah and its surrounding area electrical, water, and sewer services, and to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the public within our jurisdiction. 

    Since Tahlequah is one of the fastest growing areas in the state of Oklahoma it is critical that we as an entity continue to strive to meet the increased demand of our city and our customers.  

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