City of Henryetta

2015 Water Quality Report


Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report.  This report is designed to inform you about the quality of water and services we deliver to you every day.  Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water.  Lake Jim Hall supplies raw surface water to a 5 million gallon per day Treatment Facility (Located north of Lake Jim Hall dam).  The City of Henryetta has now upgraded facilities that remain in compliance to this day and will comply with future D.E.Q. regulations.  The Henryetta Water System supplies potable water to 5 independent water districts, 5 towns and several industries in 4 counties of Northeastern Oklahoma.                 


This report shows our water quality and what it means.  If you have any questions concerning this report contact Mike George at 918-652-3750. The Henryetta Water System’s address is P.O. box 608, Henryetta, OK 74437.  We want our valued customers to be informed about their Water Utility.  You are welcome to attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings.  They are held the third Tuesday of every month at the City Hall.


The Henryetta Water System routinely monitors for constituents and contaminants in your drinking water as Federal and State law requires.  The following table shows the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1st to December 31st, 2015.  (Some of our data may be more than one year old because the state allows us to monitor some contaminants less often that once per year.)

Is my water safe?

We are pleased to present this year's Annual Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report) as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). This report is designed to provide details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies. This report is a snapshot of last year's water quality. We are committed to providing you with information because informed customers are our best allies.

Do I need to take special precautions?

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Water Drinking Hotline (800-426-4791).


Source water assessment and its availability

Dumping pollutants on the ground or in your drainage system will damage the source water. Pollutants include but not limited to oils, cleaning chemicals, and unauthorized waste. Dumping these pollutants anywhere but authorized designated places will result in seepage in the water table and then pollute the water used for your drinking water.


Why are there contaminants in my drinking water?

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity:
microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, that may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife; inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally occurring or result from urban storm water runoff, industrial, or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming; pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm water runoff, and residential uses; organic Chemical Contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, and septic systems; and radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.

Description of Water Treatment Process

Your water is treated by filtration and disinfection. Filtration removes particles suspended in the source water. Particles typically include clays and silts, natural organic matter, iron and manganese, and microorganisms. Your water is also treated by disinfection. Disinfection involves the addition of chlorine or other disinfectants to kill bacteria and other microorganisms (viruses, cysts, etc.) that may be in the water. Disinfection is considered to be one of the major public health advances of the 20th century.

Water Conservation Tips

Did you know that the average U.S. household uses approximately 400 gallons of water per day or 100 gallons per person per day? Luckily, there are many low-cost and no-cost ways to conserve water. Small changes can make a big difference - try one today and soon it will become second nature.

  • Take short showers - a 5 minute shower uses 4 to 5 gallons of water compared to up to 50 gallons for a bath.
  • Shut off water while brushing your teeth, washing your hair and shaving and save up to 500 gallons a month.
  • Use a water-efficient showerhead. They're inexpensive, easy to install, and can save you up to 750 gallons a month.
  • Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
  • Water plants only when necessary.
  • Fix leaky toilets and faucets. Faucet washers are inexpensive and take only a few minutes to replace. To check your toilet for a leak, place a few drops of food coloring in the tank and wait. If it seeps into the toilet bowl without flushing, you have a leak. Fixing it or replacing it with a new, more efficient model can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
  • Adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered. Apply water only as fast as the soil can absorb it and during the cooler parts of the day to reduce evaporation.
  • Teach your kids about water conservation to ensure a future generation that uses water wisely. Make it a family effort to reduce next month's water bill!
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Cross Connection Control Survey

The purpose of this survey is to determine whether a cross-connection may exist at your home or business. A cross connection is an unprotected or improper connection to a public water distribution system that may cause contamination or pollution to enter the system. We are responsible for enforcing cross-connection control regulations and insuring that no contaminants can, under any flow conditions, enter the distribution system. If you have any of the devices listed below please contact us so that we can discuss the issue, and if needed, survey your connection and assist you in isolating it if that is necessary.

  • Boiler/ Radiant heater (water heaters not included)
  • Underground lawn sprinkler system
  • Pool or hot tub (whirlpool tubs not included)
  • Additional source(s) of water on the property
  • Decorative pond
  • Watering trough

Source Water Protection Tips

Protection of drinking water is everyone's responsibility. You can help protect your community's drinking water source in several ways:

  • Eliminate excess use of lawn and garden fertilizers and pesticides - they contain hazardous chemicals that can reach your drinking water source.
  • Pick up after your pets.
  • If you have your own septic system, properly maintain your system to reduce leaching to water sources or consider connecting to a public water system.
  • Dispose of chemicals properly; take used motor oil to a recycling center.
  • Volunteer in your community. Find a watershed or wellhead protection organization in your community and volunteer to help. If there are no active groups, consider starting one. Use EPA's Adopt Your Watershed to locate groups in your community, or visit the Watershed Information Network's How to Start a Watershed Team.
  • Organize a storm drain stenciling project with your local government or water supplier. Stencil a message next to the street drain reminding people "Dump No Waste - Drains to River" or "Protect Your Water." Produce and distribute a flyer for households to remind residents that storm drains dump directly into your local water body.

Additional Information for Lead

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. OK1020709 is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at

Unit Descriptions




NA: not applicable


ND: Not detected


NR: Monitoring not required, but recommended.


Important Drinking Water Definitions




MCLG: Maximum Contaminant Level Goal: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.


MCL: Maximum Contaminant Level: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.


TT: Treatment Technique: A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.


AL: Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.

Variances and Exemptions

Variances and Exemptions: State or EPA permission not to meet an MCL or a treatment technique under certain conditions.


MRDLG: Maximum residual disinfection level goal. The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.


MRDL: Maximum residual disinfectant level. The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.


MNR: Monitored Not Regulated


MPL: State Assigned Maximum Permissible Level


For more information please contact: Contact Name: Mike George, Address: PO Box 608, Henryetta, OK 74437 Phone: 918-652-3750



Water Quality Data Table


































In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The table below lists all of the drinking water contaminants that we detected during the calendar year of this report. Although many more contaminants were tested, only those substances listed below were found in your water. All sources of drinking water contain some naturally occurring contaminants. At low levels, these substances are generally not harmful in our drinking water. Removing all contaminants would be extremely expensive, and in most cases, would not provide increased protection of public health. A few naturally occurring minerals may actually improve the taste of drinking water and have nutritional value at low levels. Unless otherwise noted, the data presented in this table is from testing done in the calendar year of the report. The EPA or the State requires us to monitor for certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not vary significantly from year to year, or the system is not considered vulnerable to this type of contamination. As such, some of our data, though representative, may be more than one year old.  In this table you will find terms and abbreviations that might not be familiar to you.  To help you better understand these terms, we have provided the definitions below the table.













TT, or















Typical Source


Disinfectants & Disinfectant By-Products



(There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants)
































Chlorine (as Cl2) (ppm)








Water additive used to control microbes
































Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) (ppb)








By-product of drinking water chlorination
































TTHMs [Total Trihalomethanes] (ppb)








By-product of drinking water disinfection
































Inorganic Contaminants
































Barium (ppm)








Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits



Nitrate [measured as Nitrogen] (ppm)








Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits
















Microbiological Contaminants
































Turbidity (NTU)








Soil runoff



100% of the samples were below the TT value of 1. A value less than 95% constitutes a TT violation. The highest single measurement was 0.24. Any measurement in excess of 5 is a violation unless otherwise approved by the state.







Radioactive Contaminants
































Beta/photon emitters (pCi/L)








Decay of natural and man-made deposits. The EPA considers 50 pCi/L to be the level of concern for Beta particles.




Total Organic Carbon

The percentage of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) removal was measured each month and the system met all TOC removal requirements set, unless a TOC violation is noted in the violations section.






The following Rural Water Districts purchase water from the City of Henryetta and have a CCR Report for their District available.  A copy can be obtained at their individual office upon request.


Kusa – Okmulgee County Rural Water District No. 3 652-8019, City of Dewar – Okmulgee County Rural Water District No. 4 652-4042, Bryant – Okmulgee County Rural Water District No. 652-2308, Salem Rural Water Corporation 652-8932, Okmulgee County Rural Water District #21, P.O. Box 1139, Henryetta OK 74437-1139



Thank you for your help in this matter.

Kusa RWD #3, P.O. Box 236, Henryetta, OK 74447-0236

City of Dewar RWD #4, P.O. Box 7, Dewar, OK 74431-0040

Bryant RWD #5, P.O. Box 176, Henryetta, OK 74437-0176

Salem RWC, P.O. Box 734, Weleetka, OK 74880

Okmulgee County Rural Water District #21, P.O. Box 1139, Henryetta OK 74437-1139

































Consumer Confidence Report Certification Form

(updated with electronic delivery methods)

(suggested format) 

City of Henryetta



CWS Name:                                                                                                                                        

PWSID No:                                                                                                                                        

The community water system named above hereby confirms that its consumer confidence report has been distributed to customers (and appropriate notices of availability have been given). Further, the system certifies that the information contained in the report is correct and consistent with the compliance monitoring data previously submitted to the state/primacy agency.

Mike George

Certified by:  

Plant Supervisor






Phone #:                                                                            Date:                                                         

Please check all items that apply. 

____ CCR was distributed by mail.  

____ CCR was distributed by other direct delivery method. Specify direct delivery methods: 

                        ___ Mail – notification that CCR is available on website via a direct URL

                        ___ Email – direct URL to CCR

                        ___ Email – CCR sent as an attachment to the email 

                        ___ Email – CCR sent embedded in the email

                        ___ Other: ____________________________________

If the CCR was provided by a direct URL, please provide the direct URL Internet address:


If the CCR was provided electronically, please describe how a customer requests paper CCR delivery:





Preparing Your Drinking Water CCR                      53                                                               March 2013

                                                                                                                                             Revised April 2010



____ "Good faith" efforts were used to reach non-bill paying consumers. Those efforts included the    following methods as recommended by the state/primacy agency:

____ posting the CCR on the Internet at www._______________________________________

____ mailing the CCR to postal patrons within the service area (attach a list of zip codes used)

____ advertising availability of the CCR in news media (attach copy of announcement)

____ publication of CCR in local newspaper (attach copy) ____ posting the CCR in public places (attach a list of locations)

delivery of multiple copies to single bill addresses serving several persons such as:

apartments, businesses, and large private employers

____ delivery to community organizations (attach a list)

____ electronic city newsletter or electronic community newsletter or listserv (attach a copy of the article or notice)

____ electronic announcement of CCR availability via social media outlets (attach list of social media outlets utilized)


____ (for systems serving at least 100,000 persons) Posted CCR on a publicly-accessible Internet site at the address: www.__________________________________________________

____ Delivered CCR to other agencies as required by the state/primacy agency (attach a list)
























Preparing Your Drinking Water CCR                      54                                                               March 2013

                                                                                                                                             Revised April 2010