BORING WATER DISTRICT #24
The Boring Water District Budget Committee has forwarded a 2017/2018 FY budget to the Board of Commissioners that includes a rate increase. The proposal does not increase the monthly meter base rate, but does increase the cost of each unit of water (100 cubic feet/748 gallons) by $0.05. The proposed increase is due to a PGE proposal to increase their rates up to 6% for the 2017/2018 year. You are invited to attend the Budget Hearing on Tuesday, June 13th at 7PM at the water office. They welcome your comments and questions before they decide to adopt or make the changes to the budget. If approved, the rate increase will be effective July 1, 2017.
*for the average household this increase would be approximately $.80 per month, or $1.60 per billing period.
Polivka Hill Standby Generator
If you are served off the Polivka Hill Pressure System, you are probably aware that when the power goes out, the water pressure was low and/or unreliable. Hearing the concerns of customers affected, Boring Water District began saving some money to try and fix the problem. With money set aside in previous budget cycles, BWD Budgeted $25,000, and purchased a standalone 30 KW generator. The generator came in a weather and sound resistant housing to protect it from weather and animals as well as limit the noise impact to the neighbors around the pump station. The unit will run on LP Propane gas with a current storage capacity of 250 gallons. When the electricity goes out, it will automatically start up and switch to back up power. When power is restored it will automatically switch back to PGE power. BWD has a SCADA System that monitors the system and will notify our on call operator when the switches are made in case of equipment failure rather than a power outage. The generator has been installed, we are finishing up the wiring and SCADA programming currently. If all continues to go well, the project should be completed and fully operational by July 1 2017.
We have a live 24 hour answering service to take your message and pass the emergency on to our on call operator.
Boring Water District #24
28577 SE Wally Rd
Boring, OR 97009
To participate in decisions that affect your water service, attend our board meetings that are held at the water district office on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM.
Schedule of Meetings for 2016 - 2017.
Next Board Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @ 7 PM at the water office, 28577 SE Wally Rd, Boring Oregon. The agenda is available one week prior to meeting upon request. (503) 663-4594
Boring Water District services approximately 700 customers in the Boring, Oregon area. As a small water District our mission is to provide water at the highest quality, in adequate amounts, at a reasonable cost to the Boring Water District customers and to provide excellent customer service, thus being an asset to our community.
Whether it is maintenance, a re-build, or a new hookup, we will work with you to provide you with the best solution. We believe that no job is too small and pride ourselves in our ability and to deliver our services in a timely manner.
P/T Office Assistant Position Open
*8-16 Hrs per week
*$13.04/Hr + depending on experience
*Prorated paid holidays
Applications available at the water office
1/2/17 - New Years Day observed Closed
5/29/17 - Memorial Day Closed
7/4/17 - 4th of July Closed
9/4/17 - Labor Day Closed
11/10/17 - Veteran's Day observed Closed
11/23/17 - Thanksgiving Closed
11/24/17 - Day after Thanksgiving Closed
12/22/17 - Christmas Eve observed Closed
12/25/17 - Christmas Closed
1/1/18 - New Years Day Closed
Our office hours are 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm
If you should have an emergency, please call 844-616-3545.
If you have changed your phone number recently, please either call the office or go to "Pay My Bill" and register. Once you are registered, you can update your information. Your current phone numbers are important to the District. In case of an emergency ie; water main break, high water reading or an ecoli event, the District is able to contact you immediately.
Did you know our office staff are notaries? If you need a document notarized, our office staff is available to assist you during regular business hours.
Are you moving into our district?
Let us know the date and we'll be sure to have your water service ready when you get here! Call (503) 663-4594.