About Us

In the spring of 2007, Clean Up Our Creeks, Inc. founder Charles Threadgill observed a neighbor’s sewage system spraying sewage effluent into a creek that runs through his property. This led Mr. Threadgill to contact state environmental agencies in an effort to have current laws executed that are designed to prevent sewage from entering state waters. After numerous complaints, Mr. Threadgill was finally informed by an ODEQ (Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality) supervisor that the supervisor was not concerned about sewage effluent getting into the creek that ran through Mr. Threadgill’s property.

Through Mr. Threadgill’s and other’s research, he became aware that most creeks and streams in the Tulsa area were¬†severely polluted with E.Coli. Out of concern for his family’s & other’s health, Mr. Threadgill decided that an organization was needed to try and improve the quality of Oklahoma waters. As a result, Clean Up Our Creeks, Inc. was born. This organization is built on the following principle:

It is paramount that we do what is reasonable & responsible to protect our environment and to ensure the quality of life for future generations.

Support Our Work

Numerous complaints have been made through the proper channels at the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ). This process has not yielded any results and has only to elicit ridiculous responses from ODEQ. We feel that the lack of action from ODEQ is a breach of their responsibilities. In light of this, we urge individuals to reach out to the EPA in Washington, DC. We hope to sound the alarm at the federal level in order to gain the necessary attention of those in government who are charged with maintaining our environmental quality. Together, we can be heard and make a difference!

All that is required for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing - Sir Edmund Burke

What Should You Complain About?

Did you know that a recent Fox23 investigation tested water samples from 7 Tulsa, OK area creeks? Did you know that 6 out of 7 of those creeks maxed out the Tulsa Health Department's E.Coli colony count at greater than 2419 colonies per 100ml? Why is this significant? Oklahoma statutes state that the maximum level of E.Coli colonies per 100ml should not exceed 126 colonies per 100ml.

It's simple folks, our waters are polluted. Help us raise a voice to those who would listen and together, let's make a difference! File a complaint with the EPA by clicking here. Call and/or email the following individuals and voice your concern over Oklahoma's polluted waterways:

EPA Contact Information

Scott Pruitt - Director EPA
(202) 564-4700
pruitt.scott@epa.gov

John Goodin - Acting Director of Wetlands Oceans and Watersheds
(202) 566-1373
goodin.john@epa.gov

Local Agencies & Government Worth Contacting

CALL THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE:

The Office of Governor Mary Fallin
(405) 521-2342

ODEQ COMPLAINT HOT LINE
1-800-522-0206

CALL THE OKLAHOMA DEPRTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY:
DIRECTOR Scott Thompson (405)-702-0100
WATER QUALITY DIVISION (405) 702-8100

CALL YOUR LEGISLATORS:
The House Switchboard at: (405) 521-2711
The Senate Switchboard at: (405) 524-0126

CALL THE OKLAHOMA SECRETARY OF ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
The Office of the Secretary,
Michael Teague (405) 522-7099

Help Us Take Action!

If you too are alarmed and concerned about the state of Oklahoma's waters, then please voice your opinion to Governor Fallin and ODEQ.

All this is required for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing - Sir Edmund Burke

CALL THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE:

The Office of Governor Mary Fallin
(405) 521-2342

ODEQ ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLAINT HOT LINE
1-800-522-0206

CALL THE OKLAHOMA DEPRTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY:
DIRECTOR Scott Thompson (405)-702-0100
WATER QUALITY DIVISION (405) 702-8100

CALL YOUR LEGISLATORS:
The House Switchboard at: (405) 521-2711
The Senate Switchboard at: (405) 524-0126

CALL THE OKLAHOMA SECRETARY OF ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
The Office of the Secretary,
Michael Teague (405) 522-7099