If you have questions about whether you qualify for one of our programs, please email us or call 541-685-7088.
We recognize and appreciate the important role upstream landowners in the McKenzie Watershed play in stewardship of the McKenzie River. Our drinking water source protection program offers several options designed to assist McKenzie landowners in protecting the water quality of the McKenzie River.
Need to have your septic system inspected and pumped out? We recognize the importance of regular septic system maintenance to water quality and want to assist you in taking proactive steps to ensure your septic system is functioning properly.
Our Septic Maintenance Incentive will reimburse $250 of the cost to inspect and pump out your septic system once every three years, as a way of proactively protecting water quality.
Residential units including single-family, multi-family homes, duplex and mobile home units located within the Pure Water Partners Boundary are eligible for the incentive. These are properties located in close proximity to the McKenzie. To see if your property qualifies, simply enter your address into the search tool on the map. Homeowners within this boundary are eligible once every three years.
You may use any DEQ-certified contractor to complete the work. Please visit the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality website to see if the contractor is certified.
Please fill out a septic service program application, have your contractor fill out the appropriate sections on the application, and submit via:
Reimbursements will generally take 2-4 weeks to be processed.
Does your septic system need to be replaced? Or have a major repair? We understand that the cost of replacing a system can be prohibitive, yet it is critical to have a functioning septic system. Our Zero Interest Loan program can help you replace or make major replairs to your septic system or drainfield. Loans of up to $10,000 are available to homeowners and limited grant funds may be available for low-income families.
This program is designed to address septic systems that need repairs in order to function properly. It is not intended for routine maintenance or pumping.
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Residential units including single-family, multi-family homes, duplex and mobile home units located within the Pure Water Partners Boundary are eligible for the incentive. These are properties located in close proximity to the McKenzie. To see if your property qualifies, simply enter your address into the search tool on the map.
For more information and to apply for a loan, please email us or call 541-685-7088.
Do you own property on the McKenzie River? Pure Water Partners is a new initiative designed to reward McKenzie landowners who protect high quality land along the river, helping to protect water quality. It is a joint effort between EWEB and a number of local agencies, including the McKenzie Watershed Council, Upper Willamette Soil & Water Conservation District, US Forest Service, McKenzie River Trust, and others.
Landowners may receive annual payments, technical assistance or other incentives to participate in Pure Water Partners. The program also provides assistance to landowners who wish to engage in restoration projects on their land.Learn more
At EWEB, we recognize that farms are a critically important resource in the watershed. They:
We have developed and participate in several initiatives designed to help farms to become more economically viable so that the land continues to be used for this purpose, rather than being sold off for development.
We seek to engage farmers and provide incentives to:
Contact us to learn more.
When you turn on your tap, you expect the water to be pure, healthy and tasty. That is why we work hard to deliver water that meets or exceeds all state and federal health standards.