2011 ORS § 536.241¹
Policy on water supply

(1) The Legislative Assembly finds that the availability of an adequate water supply is essential to the continued health and safety of all Oregonians.

(2) The Legislative Assembly declares that it is the policy of the State of Oregon to ensure a water supply sufficient to meet the needs of existing and future beneficial uses of water, and to adequately manage the states water resources. Further, in recognition of this policy, the Legislative Assembly declares that the planning and management of the water resources of this state shall be conducted in a consistent and coordinated manner. [1999 c.984 §2]

Note: 536.241 (Policy on water supply) was added to and made a part of ORS chapter 536 by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.