OUTAGE UPDATES

May 23, 2019

Southshore Drive came back on yesterday low pressure after being down for 2 repairs. District crews pressured up the system this morning.

IPS – Columbia Lane and Oregon Street Booster Stations are both back up and running, fully pressurized.

Relocation Canal / Division Street Pump Station is still under construction. There is still concrete to pour and some deliveries to form. After this work is complete, the concrete must cure before it can take the water. FORECAST: Middle to end of next week.

If you have any questions, please call the office at 541-922-3814.

IRRIGON SYSTEM UPDATE

May 20, 2019

IPS: Crews started up the river station Saturday afternoon/evening.

Columbia Lane and Oregon Street booster stations: The repair was completed this weekend. We still need to backfill and replace/repair the asphalt on Fourth Street. FORECAST: Tuesday afternoon.

Relocation Canal / Division Street booster station: Repairs/rebuld continues on schedule. There are 2 concrete pours remaining, and some finishing. We have tried to maintain water to the Division Street booster station and RL-3, but it is a balancing act to keep enough water in for use, and not flood the repair. We turned off the Division Street station Friday due to the rain, to give our crew a break from the long days and overtime. We turned it back on this morning, but it is a balancing act. FORECAST: Friday for repairs to be completed and water back in the full Relocation Canal.

irrigon systems update

March 17, 2019 4:20 pm – Crews will be starting IPS at noon on Saturday. As with any startup, it takes a few hours to fill the system before the booster stations can come on. Booster stations will be turned on as needed, depending on weather and use.

March 17, 2019 1:30 pm

Irrigon Pressure System (IPS): Divers inspected the screens at the river station this morning and are cleaning them. The mainline serving the Oregon Street and Columbia Lane booster stations is still draining. It is a old steel line and will need to be welded. The contractor will be repairing this today or tomorrow morning, as soon as the line drains. FORECAST: Turn the river station on Saturday late morning; booster stations will be turned on as needed.

Division St. Pump Station / Relocation Canal: Work progresses on this project. There is more concrete that needs to be poured. As soon as that is done and cured, we will begin putting water back in. FORECAST: Early to middle next week.

Please call the office with any questions at 541-922-3814

mainline leak puts system down

May 16, 2019

This morning, a leak developed on the mainline that delivers water to the Oregon Street and Columbia Lane pump stations.  The leak appears to be under the asphalt at the intersection of Oregon Street and West Fourth St.  We have marked that intersection with safety cones and it will be “one lane” for now and may actually be closed when we do the repair.

The line is being drained and we will start digging on Friday to see what the problem is.  We anticipate needing to order parts and/or bring in a welder.  Wise Construction and Contracting will be doing this work for us. 

The pump stations will be off until the repair is complete, which may be the middle of next week.  We are fortunate to have a weather pattern that will help us all out.  These types of repairs could run into problems if specialty parts need to be ordered.

This is a good time for you to assure that your own irrigation valve is working.  Remember that the first valve off the District’s mainline is for District use only.  You should have your own valve for your use to turn your system on and off.  If you don’t, you have time now to install that valve.

relocation canal update

May 16, 2019

We are still working on the repair (now rebuild) to the end of the Relocation Canal that delivers water to south Irrigon and the Division Street Pump Station.  The first repair did not hold, so we brought in Wise Excavation and Contracting to rebuild the structure.  We’ve had good luck keeping the canal at a fairly consistent level, so water wasn’t bypassing the pump station – until a power bump on Tuesday evening and the rain.  That created some havoc for the contractor as they had to deal with the water as well as the repair.

With this weather pattern, we’d like to leave the station off until the repair is complete, which would be the middle of next week.

This is a good time for you to assure that your own irrigation valve is working.  Remember that the first valve off the District’s mainline is for District use only.  You should have your own valve for your use to turn your system on and off.  If you don’t, you have time now to install that valve.