When the Stillwater Regional Airport began commercial air service in 2016, the City began renovation to add baggage handling, ticket and car rental counters, and TSA screening. It also repurposed about two-thirds of its terminal and added parking.
The airport is also in the process of creating a preliminary design and engineering report for the construction of a full-length, parallel taxiway to Runway 17-35.
Stillwater has been a community-owned electric utility since 1901 and has owned its own electric generation since 1903. Stillwater is the second largest municipal electric utility in Oklahoma as well as the largest transmission owner and electric generator.
The Stillwater Electric Utility is one of 191 of the nation’s public power utilities to earn the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®) designation from the American Public Power Association for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service.
The Stillwater Energy Center, which opened in 2016, is a 56-megawatt, high-efficiency power station that can generate enough electricity to serve approximately 56,000 homes. It is one of the most efficient simple-cycle power plants in Oklahoma. Electric customers benefit from high-power, reliable, environmentally friendly, and state-of-the-art technologies that produce minimal emissions and adapt to future advancements in the renewable energy market.
The City of Stillwater often partners with Payne County and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation to maintain the area's streets. A recently completed was a joint project to widened the intersection at SH-51 and US-177.
Within city limits, the City is responsible for 440+ lane miles of asphalt and concrete pavements; 28 bridges, 65 signalized intersections, 8,000+ traffic signs, 30+ miles of bike facilities, including share-the-road routes and bike lanes. There is a dedicated half-penny sales tax for transportation improvements.
The City of Stillwater has rights to water from Kaw Lake, which is the ninth largest lake by capacity in Oklahoma.The lake is located approximately 50 miles north of Stillwater, and the water is transported to the City’s treatment facility and onward to the residents and businesses within city limits and to two rural water systems. The City also provides raw or treated water to seven additional public water systems.
The City is in the process of upgrading its water distribution system. The Water 2040 project is an investment which will provide immediate and longer term benefits to the city by improving current water service, providing more uniform water pressure across neighborhoods and better preparing for future growth.