At Longtown Rural Water District No.1, our goal is to provide safe, clean, sparkling water to all of our residents!
Longtown Rural Water & Sewer Dist.#1, began in 1971 as a purchased water system. The district purchased water from Haskell County, but a drought caused them to limit the amount of water they sold us, which turned out to be in our best interest. It was at this time that our district was formed. In 1986 a packaged water plant was designed, one of the very first in the state of Oklahoma This plant was designed to produce one million gallons per day but in reality, only produced 750,000 gallons per day. Last year we almost reached that capacity producing 687,500 gallons per day.
The Board of Directors decided that our district needed to consider either updating the current plant or to get a new one. They knew that at the rate our district is expanding we would need to have a Plant that could produce enough water to facilitate it’s growth. So, in looking to the future growth of this district, our Board of Directors are working toward the goal of a new Water Plant.