WEATHER CHANGES SHUT-OFF

Saturday – October 22, 2022

Irrigon pump stations (Irrigon Pressurized System and Division Street Pump Station) are going off today for the season, 4 days earlier than forecasted. As always, shut-off dates are weather dependent, and we can thank Mother Nature for lifting the drought this year with early and late rains! Thanks also to our patrons for a great season!

Crews will be reading meters this week. If you winterize your meter before we get out, please notify the office of your final meter reading. Call 541-922-3814 and leave a message if the office is closed, text to 541-314-0005 (text only, not a voice line), or email to lisa@westextension.com.

Don’t forget to winterize your meter before freezing weather hits. This should include your filter, anywhere that water will pool and freeze over the winter. Landowners own the meters (even if the District provided it with grant funds) and are responsible for their care and maintenance.

UPDATED SHUT-OFF DATES

IRRIGON: (IPS and Division pumps) Shut-off will be Wednesday, October 26th. The pumps will be shut down that morning. Crews will winterize the system and read the meters. The District leaves its valves open during the winter, so please do not close the valves. Remember to make sure your own valve is working.

MAIN CANAL PUMPS: Shut-off will be Friday, October 28th. The pumps will be shut down that morning. Crews will winterize the systems and read the meters. The off-season is the time to do any maintenance or repairs on your own system.

MAIN CANAL: The main canal will be shut off on Monday, October 31st. The canal will take a few days to completely drain, especially in “checked-up” areas. Crews will be reading meters following shut-down. The off-season is the time to check your delivery, screens, and other components for needed repairs.

All dates are weather dependent.

METERS: Please send your meter reading in to the office if you pull it before the end of the season. Irrigators are reminded to drain (larger meters) or pull (smaller meters) your meter and store it safely during the winter months.

BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED

The Board of Directors of West Extension Irrigation District will hold its Monthly Business Meeting on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 9:00 am. An Executive Session may be called pursuant to ORS 192.660 to discuss legal issues.

The board meeting will be held at Columbia Improvement District, 501 E. Columbia Ave., Boardman, OR 97818.

Please call the office at (5410 922-3814 if you have any questions.

OFFICE CLOSURE

WEID office will close at 11:00 am on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, and remain closed Thursday and Friday. The office will reopen regular time on Monday, October 10. This is so staff can attend a workshop out of town.

Payments can be left in the dropbox in the door or mailed to PO Box 100, Irrigon, OR 97844. Payments can also be made online.

If you have a water emergency, call the ditchrider on call at 541-314-0005.

Leave a message at the office at 541-922-3814 if you want to speak with office staff. Messages will be returned Monday when the office reopens.