2017 ORS 545.303¹
Water works system to be self-sustaining
  • payment of indebtedness
  • rates
  • separate accounts

(1) The district shall charge consumers for the water furnished in amounts so that the domestic and municipal water system shall be self-sustaining. All indebtedness incurred in the acquisition, construction, maintenance, operation and disposition of the water system shall be paid from the revenues so collected and from the proceeds of the disposition of the whole or any part of the water system. The board of directors may establish rates or charges to be paid by each person whose premises are served. The rates or charges may be fixed and classified according to the type of use, according to the amount of water used and according to whether the property serviced lies within or outside the boundaries of the district.

(2) The district shall establish and maintain separate accounts covering the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, maintenance, operation and disposition of the domestic and municipal water system. All moneys collected from the operation and disposition of the whole or any part of the water system shall be deposited in a special fund to be designated “Domestic Water Fund.” Moneys in the fund shall be disbursed only in connection with the water system. [Formerly 545.114]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 545—Irrigation Districts IRRIGATION DIST, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors545.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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.