Welcome To Sequoyah County Water Association
The Sequoyah County Water Association was originally conceived by a group of caring citizens in 1965 and was first formed as the Eastern Oklahoma Water District. However, when the Board of Directors saw the area that the water system would be serving, they became incorporated as a non-profit corporation in April 1968 as the Sequoyah County Water Association. The Association is currently governed by a seven (7) member Board of Directors, all members of the Association.
The Association started serving water in April 1971 and the first bill was paid in May 1971 with less than 1000 services. The Association now has approximately 5700 residential customers and provides water to the Town of Vian and Sequoyah County Rural Water District #5.
Our water source is Lake Tenkiller, a reservoir on the Illinois River, which is located approximately 10.5 miles northwest of Vian, Oklahoma on OSH 100. The Association operates a treatment plant with a present capacity of 2.0 million gallons per day. The area served by our treatment plant is the west side of Lake Tenkiller to Greenleaf Lake and south to River Bend Acres and east to Akins community. The eastern part of our system is presently be served by water purchased from Van Buren, Arkansas, who gets their water from the Fort Smith, Arkansas treatment plant at the Lee Creek Reservoir. Also, the Association purchases water from the Town of Roland, Oklahoma, for the area north of that town.
The Association currently has almost 600 miles of distribution lines extending across Sequoyah County lying north of OSH 64. The distribution lines extend all the way east to the Arkansas border and north as far as the Cherokee County and Adair County lines. We also have lines in Muskogee County extending to within 1 mile of Greenleaf Lake on OSH 10 and south on OSH 10 to River Bend Acres. At the Lake Tenkiller area, we have a small amount of distribution lines in Cherokee County around the Cato Creek area and in East Lake Hills Resort.
The Association presently has 17 water storage tanks with a capacity of over 4.5 million gallons and a pumping system consisting of 15 pump stations.