Category Archives: Activities & Projects

FREE SPRAY DAYS 2022

Morrow Soil & Water Conservation District will be in Irrigon at the Irrigon City Park tomorrow, Wednesday, May 18th from 9:00 am to Noon. “Come down and grab your 1 free gallon container!”

Pre-mixed containers of SpeedZone or Trimec will be labeled and a Safety Data Sheet will be included. Chemical donated by Morrow County Grain Growers. SpeedZone & Trimec are non-restricted herbicides for turf/ornamentals.

Questions? Please call the Morrow SWCD at 541-676-5452.

BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED

The Board of Directors of West Extension Irrigation District will hold its Monthly Business Meeting on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. An Executive Session may be called pursuant to ORS 192.660 to discuss legal issues.

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

Please call the office at (541) 922-3814 if you have any questions or would like to be on the agenda.

IRRIGON PUMPS UPDATE

May 11, 2022 – 4:30 pm

IPS – All pumps are up and running.

DIVISION STREET – The pump stayed on overnight last night, and went off this morning on its regular schedule. Will be turned back on in the morning.


May 10, 2022 – 1:30 p.m.

IPS – The 4th Street Booster Station has electrical problems. It will remain off until the electrician can get it fixed. All other booster stations are on.

DIVISION STREET – Will be left on overnight tonight, then turned off Wednesday morning (its normal schedule). It will come back on Thursday morning and we are hopeful there will be enough use to keep it on, back on schedule.



May 9, 2022 – 9:45 am.

IPS – River pumps were turned on at 7:45 this morning. After the system has filled, crews will begin turning on the booster stations. Keeping the booster stations on will depend entirely on how much usage is on each station. NIGHT IRRIGATION IS IMPORTANT to keep the boosters on overnight. We really need your help to keep the system up

DIVISION STREET – The pump was turned on Saturday during the day, and we will do the same today. It will be turned off by the ditchrider on her way home. As will all of the pump stations, there needs to be enough use to keep it on. If your systems are set up for night irrigation, please call the office and let us know. We really want to be able to keep it on all night on its regular schedule.

WATER UPDATE

April 28, 2022 10:40 a.m.

IPS: River station has been running since Monday. Most repairs in town have been completed. There is still a mainline repair on Columbia Lane that crews are working on today. This affects those on the Huke Pump Station. There are still a few private lines shut off waiting for landowners to fix their problems. If you don’t have water and ARE NOT served by the Huke Station, please call the office at 541-922-3814 to report the outage.

IPS BOOSTER STATIONS: So far, water on IPS has been at low pressure. Crews turned on the Columbia Lane and Oregon Street booster stations this morning. The others will be turned on over the next few days.

MAIN CANAL PUMP STATIONS: All have been started EXCEPT Bonner Meadows and 16-D. After crews finish up in Irrigon, they will head to Boardman to work on these pump stations. Hopefully all will be up and running today.

PUMP STATION UPDATE

April 25, 2022

Boardman Pump Stations: are on low pressure. EXCEPT: Sunrise – there is a break in the line that needs to be repaired, and 16-D – we will be installing a VFD on the pump as soon as it arrives.

Division Street Pump Station in Irrigon – went on Friday, 4/22/22.

Irrigon Pressurized System (IPS) – crews turned on the river station this morning. They are going around town chasing leaks on private systems and shutting off their deliveries. They are also on the lookout for drain valves that didn’t get closed, and mainline leaks. This will take most of the day. The system will be on low pressure until demand increases. The booster stations will be turned on as usage allows.