Water and sewer

Tulsa residents’ stormwater charges may go up later this year.

Those pay for infrastructure that drains away rainfall. The Streets and Stormwater Department is requesting a 3% increase to help stay on top of maintenance and repair needs, as well as to implement a comprehensive system to help prioritize future work. 

City Engineer Paul Zachary said a planned 7% increase was scaled back because of the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic effects on so many people, and that meant reigning in work plans.

Tulsa utility officials are not asking for a water rate increase next fiscal year, but they are requesting a 3% sewer rate hike.

Tulsa Metropolitan Utility Authority Operations Administrative Manager Eric Lee said because of the pandemic, requested sewer increases this year and last are less than half of what was planned.