As we get closer to completion of our maintenance work, we are able to point to a better start-up estimate. At this point, we are dependent on when we can get concrete trucks, which has been hard with all of the other construction going on in the area. Here are the new dates:
MAIN CANAL: Target is Thursday, March 24 to start flushing the upper canal. We will then take it into Boardman the next day, Friday, March 25. We will come back on Monday, March 28 to lower the water in the canal and put in check boards. If all goes to plan, there should be clean, reliable water on Tuesday, March 29.
PUMP STATIONS: We are still shooting for the week of April 11 to start up the pump stations. This includes all pump stations off the main canal, and the Irrigon Pressurized System (IPS).
Watch the website for updates.
You have several options for paying your bill:
- Cash – in person
- Check – in person, drop box in door, mail in
- Debit/Credit Card – in person, over the phone, or on-line. 3% charge with a $2 minimum
- E-Check – in person, over the phone, or on-line. $2 flat fee.
When paying on-line, if you have more than one account, you don’t have to make separate payments. Just put “multiple” for account number.
At the time of this writing, there is a lot of work to do before start-up. We are giving broad estimated dates. And, as usual, start-up is dependent on weather events as well as workload. Please check back for up-to-date information.
MAIN CANAL: Please close your valves and have your system ready by March 13. Our target for water start-up on the main canal is between March 16-23. It takes 3 days to flush, put in check boards, and start the upper canal. We will follow into Boardman as soon as we can.
IRRIGON SYSTEM & PUMP STATIONS: Please close your valves by April 3. We have targeted April 6-13 as the start-up day for the Irrigon system and pump stations throughout the District It takes 3-4 days to get all the systems started.
Be sure to check back for current info.
WEID has openings for an Irrigation Systems Operator and for an Irrigation Systems Laborer (Temporary). Information and application are here.