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WATER START-UP NOW

Water will be turned into the main canal on Tuesday morning, March 17. Please close your valves now. It is a long day to fill up the canal from the dam to I-84. If all goes well, we will send the water into Boardman Wednesday. At the same time, we will put the checks in the upper canal. Irrigators can start calling in their water orders now.

The various District pump stations will start up April 1 – 3.

BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED

The Board of Directors of West Extension Irrigation District will hold its monthly business meeting on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 9:00 am. An executive session may be called pursuant to ORS 192.660 to discuss legal issues or union bargaining. The meeting will be held 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.

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.

Emergency outage – Division and Knapp Street area

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.

Board of Director Opening

There is a Director position that will become open at the end of this year.  The term is a three-year term beginning January 2018.

Division One:  Umatilla County and Morrow County east of 15th Street in Irrigon.
Bob Mueller currently serves.
Term ends this year.

Those interested should contact the district office for information and to pick up the Nominating Petition.

Petitions are due by 4:00 pm, Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

The election will be held on November 14, 2017 if more than one petition is turned in.