2015 ORS 552.108¹
Creation of water improvement district
  • purposes
  • limitation

(1) A water improvement district may be created as provided by this chapter for the purpose of acquiring, purchasing, constructing, improving, operating and maintaining drainage, irrigation, and flood and surface water control works in order to prevent damage and destruction of life and property by floods, to improve the agricultural and other uses of lands and waters, to improve the public health, welfare and safety, to provide domestic or municipal and industrial water supply, to provide water-related recreation and for the purpose of enhancing water pollution control, water quality, and fish and wildlife resources.

(2) Nothing in this chapter grants to a district the power to generate, distribute, transmit or sell electricity or to sell water or falling water to any person to generate electricity. [1969 c.606 §3; 1987 c.185 §2]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 552—Water Improvement Districts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors552.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
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.