Tulsa Water Service Territory Attorneys
Perhaps no area of water law poses more risk for the unwary than the monopoly protection held by some water service providers as a result of federal loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Oklahoma Water Resources Board. The attorneys of Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson, L.L.P. are leading authorities on this area of the law, serving as counsel of record in several published decisions on the issues raised by 7 U.S.C. § 1926(b). Included among these decisions is the leading Tenth Circuit decision on the essential facilities doctrine as applied to wholesale water providers. As a result, the Firm's attorneys advise many clients around the state and region on water service territory issues and the risks and litigation involved. The Firm's clients include municipalities, developers, land owners, and rural water districts. In addition to serving as legal counsel on these issues, the Firm's attorneys have been active in seeking policy solutions to the problems posed by monopoly protection. The Firm's attorneys have worked with policy groups and public and private clients in assembling proposals designed to alleviate risks and ensure appropriate levels of competition and efficiency in the water service markets. The Firm's attorneys are frequent speakers to policy groups and at continuing education seminars on these issues.