DESCHUTES VALLEY WATER DISTRICT
What is a backflow device and why is it necessary to have it checked each year? An approved backflow device is a plumbing fixture, such as a double check valve, that prevents foreign liquids or substances, such as water from a hot tub or lawn fertilizer, from draining or siphoning back into our water system. Without these precautions our water system could become contaminated with unwelcomed chemicals or bacteria that would make our water taste bad or be unsafe to drink.
So if you have one of the following:
then the State of Oregon requires that you have an approved device and it is tested every year.
The District has contracted Olson, LLC to perform the yearly tests on devices smaller than 2" at the reduced rate of $15.00 per test. You will be given the option every year to hire your own tester if you prefer. A letter will be sent to you in the spring notifying you of that option. Please send in the provided form if you wish to opt out, otherwise do nothing and the District will have it tested for you.
If you have questions, please contact our office at 475-3849 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GIS ... What It Is and What It Will Do
GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems. It is a computer system that will allow the linking of land maps, building plans, and engineering drawings with “attribute” data to form a uniform geographic data base. Authorized users of the system will have the most up-to-date and consistent information available.
As each operative provides data to the system they are in effect adding a layer of information to a universal map of the area. Once the data is compiled. GIS enables the users to set the parameters of the information they want to access. In other words, they can see as little or as much of the serviceable information as they want.
There are many benefits from a system such as this. It will help reduce redundant activities among utilities and will allow cost sharing opportunities. GIS will improve efficiencies and will provide a better data base for decision-making procedures. It will also provide better information to the community.
Direct Withdrawal Payment Option
Starting September 1, 2009, the District will be offering a Direct Withdrawal Payment Option. By signing up you'll automatically have your bill payment taken out of your checking account on or around the 10th each month (depending on holidays and weekends). You will still receive an accounting of your bill each month so you can keep tabs on your usage, but you won't have to worry about writing a check or coming into the office. If you are interested, please come into the office to pick up an application or call us at 475-3849 to have one mailed to you.
Deschutes Valley Water District
Direct Withdrawal Application
Please provide a voided check with this form. Applications without voided checks will be mailed back to the customer and not processed.
Utility Customer Number_______________
First Name __________________ Last Name_________________________
Phone #____________________ Email Address______________________ DL#_________________________
Name of Bank__________________________________________________________
Checking Account Number________________________________________________
I understand the following:
It may take up to 30 days before this application is activated.
This Page Last Modified on March 16, 2017