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  • City Limits Map, 2010 in .pdf format

  • City Code of Ordinances, 2014 Online (Current through Ordinance 2014-06 and adopted July 7, 2014 by Tishomingo City Council; ordinances passed after 2014-06 are available at City Hall.)

  • City of Tishomingo Cemetery Records
    Two databases have been placed online to provide public access to grave locations in Tishomingo City Cemetery.  The first data base consists of a list of burials up to 1986 copied from records supplied by the Johnston County Historical and Genealogical Society (JCHGS).

    The second set of records was supplied by the Tishomingo City Clerk’s office.  There is some overlapping of the two lists. Locating graves is further complicated by the fact that the two lists designate the various sections of the cemetery somewhat differently. Future plans of the Tishomingo Cemetery Committee include placing online maps to clarify grave locations for each database. 
    The JCHGS also keeps at their museum on Main Street a file of obituaries running back several years. 

    The databases are .pdf files and may be viewed online or saved for use on a home computer. To access the databases, click on links below. If you don't have a pdf file reader, you may download a free reader from Adobe.

    Data Set 1: Johnston County Historical and Genealogical Society (JCHGS) Records

    Data Set 2: Tishomingo City Clerk Cemetery Records

The City of Tishomingo Storm Warning Systems

City Services

Storm Siren
Installed in 2009 near the Middle School, it will sound when there is a tornado warning for our immediate area and can be heard outdoors over most of the city. Remember that storm sirens are intended as outdoor warning systems. During high winds and heavy rains, residents in well-insulated buildings with television or radios on may not hear the siren. It is designed to work even if electricity is off in the city.

Hyper-Reach Emergency Phone Notification System.
Johnston County Emergency Management Director Jason Bryant has announced that a new caller ID number has been established for the county's Hyper-Reach emergency phone notification system. The new caller ID name is Johnston Alerts, and the number is (580) 387-0070. This is a local number for the Johnston County area. Anyone who wants emergency alerts can sign up on the Hyper-Reach system; contact Jason Bryant at (580) 371-0174; or go to the Hyper-Reach web site.

NOTE: Currently (2016), there are no public storm shelters in the city

Other Warning Services

NOAA Weather Radios
This is the warning system most highly recommended by emergency management professionals. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) issues all severe storm warnings from their Norman, Ok headquarters, and all local storm sirens and storm notifications use this NOAA source for sounding local alarms. Having a NOAA radio in your home lets you hear the NOAA warning as soon as it is issued. NOAA radios have battery backup, so they work even if the electricity is off.  Both Houser's Furniture and Courtesy PC in Tishomingo offer the weather radios at very competitive prices. Tip: select a radio which lets you filter the warnings by warning type and by geographic area so that you don't have to listen to a tornado warning for Lawton at 3 a.m. unless you want to. The Midland WR300 is a well-reviewed radio which has this feature.

Television and Internet
Local television stations provide excellent storm information and tracking, and both KTEN and KXII offer both phone and internet storm notification services (check their web pages). They rely on NOAA information as well as providing information from their own local weather and radar resources. Online weather resources such as www.weather.com and the NOAA web site www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/ may also be useful. However, power outages can disrupt television and internet service.

CCR 2017 Report

Is my water safe?

We are pleased to present this year's Annual Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report) as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). This report is designed to provide details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies. This report is a snapshot of last year's water quality. We are committed to providing you with information because informed customers are our best allies.


Do I need to take special precautions?

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Water Drinking Hotline (800-426-4791).


Where does my water come from?

The City of Tishomingo treats water from Pennington Creek with conventional treatment.


Source water assessment and its availability

Available at City Hall upon request.


Why are there contaminants in my drinking water?

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity:
microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, that may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife; inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial, or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming; pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses; organic Chemical Contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems; and radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.


How can I get involved?

City Council Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. the first and third week of each month. 


Additional Information for Lead

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Tishomingo Municipal Authority is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.


Water Quality Data Table

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The table below lists all of the drinking water contaminants that we detected during the calendar year of this report. Although many more contaminants were tested, only those substances listed below were found in your water. All sources of drinking water contain some naturally occurring contaminants. At low levels, these substances are generally not harmful in our drinking water. Removing all contaminants would be extremely expensive, and in most cases, would not provide increased protection of public health. A few naturally occurring minerals may actually improve the taste of drinking water and have nutritional value at low levels. Unless otherwise noted, the data presented in this table is from testing done in the calendar year of the report. The EPA or the State requires us to monitor for certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not vary significantly from year to year, or the system is not considered vulnerable to this type of contamination. As such, some of our data, though representative, may be more than one year old. In this table you will find terms and abbreviations that might not be familiar to you. To help you better understand these terms, we have provided the definitions below the table.




TT, or

Detect In
Your Water




Typical Source



Disinfectants & Disinfection By-Products

(There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants)

Chlorine (as Cl2) (ppm)








Water additive used to control microbes

Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) (ppb)








By-product of drinking water chlorination

TTHMs [Total Trihalomethanes] (ppb)








By-product of drinking water disinfection

Inorganic Contaminants

Copper (ppm)








Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits

Lead (ppb)








Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits

Radioactive Contaminants

Alpha emitters (pCi/L)








Erosion of natural deposits


Unit Descriptions




ppm: parts per million, or milligrams per liter (mg/L)


ppb: parts per billion, or micrograms per liter (_g/L)


pCi/L: picocuries per liter (a measure of radioactivity)


NA: not applicable


ND: Not detected


NR: Monitoring not required, but recommended.


Important Drinking Water Definitions




MCLG: Maximum Contaminant Level Goal: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.


MCL: Maximum Contaminant Level: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.


TT: Treatment Technique: A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.


AL: Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.

Variances and Exemptions

Variances and Exemptions: State or EPA permission not to meet an MCL or a treatment technique under certain conditions.


MRDLG: Maximum residual disinfection level goal. The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.


MRDL: Maximum residual disinfectant level. The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.


MNR: Monitored Not Regulated


MPL: State Assigned Maximum Permissible Level


For more information please contact:

Contact Name: Jason Lively
Address: 1130 E. Main ST.
Tishomingo , Ok 73460
Phone: 1-580-371-2369



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