Our goal at Corbett Water District is to provide clean, safe water for the community. We were founded in 1932 and try to provide the same level of service throughout the years. Inside our website you can pay your bill, receive an application for water service, view water quality reports, and much more.
WATER BILLS DELAYED
Water District Customers,
Due to the fire emergency the Water Bills have not been mailed. We plan to mail the bills out on September 12, 2017. Thank you for your patience
WATER SYSTEM UPDATE RELATED TO THE
EAGLE CREEK FIRE
To All Corbett Water District Customers,
The Eagle Creek Fire did “not” impact the Gordon Creek Water Shed.
Water Quality was maintained to strictest standards during the event.
Ash fall was minimal within the watershed, and there were no changes in raw water quality.
Treatment plant production levels were unprecedented this last week, providing drinking water to our community, as well as water for the Firefighters working in East Corbett, Larch Mountain, and the Multnomah Falls Area.
Working seamlessly, numerous agencies including the volunteers in this town, worked together to save our homes and loved ones.
A huge thank you to Fire District 14 and The Wildland Firefighters for working closely with the Water District, insuring the safety of our most precious resource.
Thank You to everyone involved.
Jeff Busto, District Manager
Water System Update related to Eagle Creek Fire
September 8, 2017
To the Customers of the Corbett Water District,
The Water District is in constant communication with Area Command, Fire District 14, and Law Enforcement. The Water District has in place emergency protocol to assure continuation of service to the community and emergency services. In the event the Gordon Creek Watershed is impacted by fire or other disaster, the public will be notified of what steps to take. Daily communication with our regulatory agencies and other support organizations is helping us remain proactive, as conditions change regarding the Eagle Creek Fire. We have available numerous contractors and government agencies, ready to jump in and help us, if it becomes necessary. The Board President and myself remain vigilant of the situation. If you have any questions or concerns please call our office at 503-695-2284. Please remain safe. We are all working together seamlessly to tackle any problems that arise.
Thank you for your support.
WATER PRESSURE PROBLEMS
Occasionally, the pressure regulator valve (PRV) on the water main in the street fails and allows the main line pressure past the meter and into your service line or house plumbing. It is recommended that each customer install a regulator (PRV) on his/her side of the meter to prevent potential damage to customer's property, if pressure exceeds 80 psi per building code. You might want to install the PRV near your water heater so the outside faucet has full pressure for washing the car or fighting a small brush fire during an emergency, the inside plumbing is then protected by the PRV. An unusually strong burst of water when the faucet is turned on or fluctuations in pressure while the water is running are both possible indications of a regulator problem. A common symptom of high pressure is a water heater temperature and pressure valve (T&P valve) which will not seat and leaks a little or a lot. Remember that the plumbing code requires the T&P valve overflow be plumber to an outside drain and never threaded or capped; this prevents unexpected water damage to your floors and furnishings. Low pressure can be caused by particle buildup in the screen which restricts flow through the regulator. When the pressure is excessively low sometimes water cannot be used at two faucets at the same time. A leak or break in your own service line may also reduce the pressure inside your house. You can rule out a leak by checking your meter; check to see if the meter is moving when you are not using water. Please view the "Leaks" tab for help on leak detection and how to read your meter.