WATER AND SEWER
Water and sewer service is provided by the City of Oakridge. The City of Oakridge water system consists of two reservoirs, providing just over 2 million gallons of storage capacity. A well field, which has five active wells capable of pumping 1.6 million gallons per day, supplies the water for the City.
Average daily water use 520,000 gpd
Daily production capability 1,750,000 gpd
Current margin 1,230,000 gpd
Expected future margin 1,650,000 gpd
The City of Oakridge constructed a new wastewater treatment plant in 1994, and has been active in maintenance and general upkeep to keep the facility modern and running properly. The plant is located south of the Willamette River to the southwest of the City, but outside of the City limits on U.S. Forest Service Property. In 2003, the City renewed permits with DEQ and the USFS for plant operation and sludge application in cleared fields surrounding the plant. Construction was done to EPA class II reliability standards using an extended aeration activated sludge treatment system.
Average daily sewer use 600,000 gpd
Sewer plant capability (Peak day design flow) 2,500,000 gpd
Sewer plant capability (Average day design flow) 820,000 gpd
Current margin (Peak day) 1,900,000 gpd
Current margin (Average day) 180,000 gpd
The City has prepared a Policy and Procedures document for the systems which is provided to new customers and upon request. The document provides rates and charges for the services and other information useful to customers.