ORWA Fall Conference & Exposition


Sequoyah State Lodge 

Hulbert, Oklahoma

We are looking forward to seeing everyone again for the annual ORWA Fall Conference and Exposition at Sequoyah State Lodge, August 18-20, 2021. This conference is the most anticipated event for over 500 water and wastewater personnel and directors from across the State.

The bass tournament will be Wednesday, August 18, with registration beginning at 6:30 a.m. at the fishing dock. The tournament will be held 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.. A “fish fry,” sponsored by Utility Technology Services will be provided for participants in the bunkhouse following the tournament.

The golf tournament, sponsored by BancFirst, will also be on Wednesday, August 18, with registration beginning at 9:00 a.m.. Information for both tournaments will be emailed closer to the event.

On Thursday, August 19th at 5:30 p.m., there will be a BBQ at the bunkhouse by the pool sponsored by ORWA associate donations. We need your support to make the BBQ a huge success! To assist in paying for this event, contributions of $50, $100 or more would be graciously accepted. Donor names will be placed on a sign as a sponsor for the BBQ. In addition, sponsors will receive recognition in the ORWA Advocate. All contributions to the BBQ are greatly appreciated!

Individual room reservations can be made by contacting the Sequoyah State Lodge at (800) 368-1486 or (918) 772-2545. All rooms need to be reserved by July 17, 2021. To ensure that you receive the group rate, please be sure to mention the group code “OK Rural Water Association 2021”.

Type of Room / Cost (Per Night)
In-House Room – $99
Cottages  – Starting at $80 

CLICK HERE for more information about The Lodge at Sequoyah Sate Park.

Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 5:30 P.M.

Golf Tournament 

Brought to you by BancFirst

Where: Sequoyah State Park Golf Course, 19277 Park 10, Hulbert, OK 74441, (918) 772-2297
When: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 
Tee Times:
9:00 AM (arrive by 8:00 AM)
1:00 PM (arrive by 12:00 PM) 
Important: Tee Times are limited upon availability due to 9 hole course 

Format: Four man best ball (Scramble)
Bring your own team or be assigned to one 

Cost: $100 entry fee per person
Includes green fee, cart rental and range balls 

Prizes: First and second place on A and B flights
Flights determined mathematically

Bass Tournament


 Where: Sequoyah State Lodge (Fishing Pier), 8 miles east of Wagoner on Hwy 51, Hulbert, OK

When: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Registration Time: 6:30 AM
(South of Paradise Cove at boat ramp)
Tournament Time: 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Cost: $60 entry fee per person

Prizes: Prizes will be awarded – TBA

Followed by a fish fry sponsored by
Utility Technology Services

15th Annual Drinking Water Taste Contest

If you think your water is the BEST, put it to the test!

The Oklahoma Rural Water Association intends to find out who has the best-tasting water in the state. We’ve heard many boasts – now it’s time to see. The winning system will receive one free full registration to next year’s Annual Conference as well as an entry in the National Rural Water Association’s Great American Water Taste Test in Washington D.C., in 2022. This contest is only open to current ORWA members.

Contest Rules:

  1. Registration forms and samples must be turned in to the ORWA registration desk by 2:30 PM, Wednesday, August 18, 2021.
  2. Draw a one-quart sample from your supply in a new or sterile mason jar or equivalent. Turn it in at the convention registration desk upon your arrival. We will refrigerate it until the contest.
  3. The preliminary judging will take place Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 PM to narrow the field to three (3) finalists.
  4. The finals will be held Thursday, August 19th, during the Opening General Session. At that time, a distinguished panel of judges will rate the remaining entries.
  5. Fill out one entry form per member system.
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