At 4 pm Sat afternoon, July 28, there was a line break on private property off Knapp Street. We had to shut off the Division St pump station as efforts to isolate this line failed. The landowners and crew are working on the repair now. If the quick fix works, the line will be back up later tonight or in the morning. If we have to dig up the line, we’ll bring a crew in Sunday morning to get started on that repair.
UPDATE: 6:30 pm. Repair is complete and will need to sit overnight for glue to hold. Will be turned back on Sunday AM.
West Extension Irrigation District will be applying the aquatic herbicide Acrolein (Magnacide H) to its Main Canal on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The canal will be presumed to have “treated water” from 6 am Wednesday to 10 pm on Thursday, July 19.
Please contact the district office if you have any questions at 541-922-3814.
**UPDATE** 3:00 pm Monday: Crews have been working on the repair since 9:00 am this morning, after having to wait for other utilities to locate their services. They are still rounding up needed parts. Crews are taking a break until later this afternoon/evening when things cool down a bit. Outlook is the repair will be completed tonight, the glue will set overnight and the water will come back on sometime Tuesday am.
Properties in south Irrigon served by the Division Street Pump Station have been out of water since Saturday evening when a line blew.
Crews are on site this morning (Monday, 7/9) working on the repair. No word yet on when the repair will be completed and the water will be turned back on.
Updates will be posted as they are known.
If you have any questions, please call the office at 541-922-3814.
The Board of Directors of West Extension Irrigation District will hold its regular monthly business meeting on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 9:00 am. An executive session may be called pursuant to ORS 192.660 to discuss legal issues. The meeting will be at the Irrigon Fire Department at 705 NE. Main Street, Irrigon, OR.
Please call the office at 541-922-3814 if you have any questions.
NOTE: There will be no board meeting in August. Next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 20, 2018.