2017 ORS 264.306¹
Regulations concerning use of water and district property
  • shutoff of water for noncompliance
  • notice

(1) Any district may adopt and promulgate regulations concerning the use of water and the property of the district. The board of commissioners may refuse to supply any building, place or premises with water where the user fails after five days’ written notice to comply with the regulations. The written notice shall be by first-class mail or shall be posted in some conspicuous place on the building, place or premises to which the supply of water may be shut off. When the notice is mailed, it shall be deemed given when it is deposited in the United States Post Office properly addressed with postage prepaid.

(2) Whenever the household supply of water is being jeopardized by nonhousehold use of water, the district can order the nonhousehold use of water to be immediately discontinued. For the purposes of this subsection, nonhousehold use includes irrigation of lawns or fields. [1953 c.660 §3; 1969 c.666 §18; 1991 c.249 §20; 1991 c.250 §1]

Notes of Decisions

Failure of a rule to define a term used therein calls for applica­tion of the term’s natural, plain and obvious meaning. Piazza v. Clackamas Water Dist., 21 Or App 469, 535 P2d 544 (1975)

Chapter 264

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 53 (1971)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 264—Domestic Water Supply Districts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors264.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 264, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano264.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.