ORS 552.320¹
Operation of water works and sale of water
  • conditions

A water improvement district may:

(1) Acquire, construct, reconstruct, equip, own, maintain, operate, sell, lease and dispose of domestic, industrial and municipal water works or systems and property and all appurtenances incident thereto.

(2) Furnish water for domestic, industrial and municipal uses to premises and inhabitants within the district, and in connection therewith, may supply, furnish and sell any surplus water storage or carrying capacity over and above the domestic, industrial and municipal needs of its inhabitants to persons or public bodies as defined in ORS 174.109 (“Public body” defined), either within or without the district. However:

(a) A district shall not sell, offer to sell, lease or deliver water within a city that is receiving water for any purpose from a public utility as defined by ORS 757.005 (Definition of public utility); and

(b) The power to furnish water for domestic, industrial and municipal uses under this section shall not be exercised in such a manner as to impair the service of the district in furnishing water for its inhabitants. [1969 c.606 §21; 2003 c.802 §137]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 552—Water Improvement Districts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors552.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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.
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