In December 2007, a new 6 million gallon per day water treatment plant
was brought online, retiring two older plants. The new plant was
constructed by BRB Construction Company, Topeka, Kansas, at a cost of
$17.5 million. Also included in the project was construction of a new
intake structure and pumping station on Brushy Lake.
Sales Tax for Water Improvements
In September of 2004, the voters of the City of Sallisaw approved a
half cent sales tax increase dedicated to water improvements. This tax
became effective on January 1, 2005 and expires on December 31, 2035.