Ice Fountain Water District
  • Ice Fountain Water District wins the Best Ground Water in Oregon 2016
    Ice Fountain Water District wins the Best Ground Water in Oregon 2016
    Kris Zorza-Director, Holly Glaze-Secretary, Cathy Hamada-Director, Lesley Haskell-Legal Counsel, Mark Beam-District Manager, Brad Fowler-Director, Jason Green-Executive Director of OAWU, Gene Baskins-Director, Terry Benton-Board Chairman, Heath Stintzi-Assistant Manager, and Chris True-Water Technician.
    Not pictured - Casey Vannet-Water Technician.
  • Installing an 8 inch main on Post Canyon Drive
    Installing an 8 inch main on Post Canyon Drive
  • Binns Hill Drive during the winter
    View to the east from Binns Hill Drive during the winter
  • Our crew hard at work on a pressure reducing station
    Our crew hard at work on a pressure reducing station
  • Lower York Hill Resevoir
    Lower York Hill Resevoir just to the north of the Hood River Golf Course
  • Valve inserts for Booster Pump station
    Valve inserts for Booster Pump station
  • Binns Hill Resevoir
    Our Binns Hill Resevoir (left) and upper York Hill Resevoir (right)
  • Valve installations on Post Canyon Drive
    Valve installations on Post Canyon Drive
  • Swapping out motor on York Hill pump station
    Swapping out motor on York Hill pump station

Emergencies and After hours contact information:

For water emergencies that require immediate attention, please call the main office number 541-386-4299, and listen to the voicemail message, for the name and telphone number of the on-call person.


GUIDELINES IN THE EVENT OF AN UNEXPECTED WATER OUTAGE:

If you experience a complete loss of water pressure, assume that you should boil your drinking water until further notice. This is a mandated, precautionary measure required by the Oregon Health Authority. Any boil advisories will be broadcast on the local radio station and posted on our website as soon as feasibly possible: Icefountainwaterdistrict.com

Keep in mind, that in the event of water interruption, our staff will be focusing on restoring water service. Consequently, communication will happen as soon as feasibly possible. Often, unexpected service interruptions happen after business hours, on weekends or holidays. Ice Fountain Water District field staff has someone on call, and available, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Ice Fountain Water District now participates in the emergency notification service provided by Hood River County. If you would like to receive alerts from Ice Fountain Water District please go to the following website to enroll: www.hoodriversheriff.com/alerts

Below are the current and future rates through 2022 (for a 3/4" water meter).

Date Monthly base rate (includes 3,000 gallons) Net base rate increase Per thousand-gallon charge (in excess of 3,000 gallons per month) Net per thousand gallon increase:
February 1, 2019 $33.97 $1.62/mo. $2.92 .14 ¢
February 1, 2020 (5%) $35.67 $1.70/mo. $3.07 .15 ¢
February 1, 2021 (3%) $36.74 $1.07/mo. $3.16 .09 ¢
February 1, 2022 (3%) $37.84 $1.10/mo. $3.25 .09 ¢
History of Ice Fountain Water

Ice Fountain Water District was established in 1963. At that time, there were several small water user groups that were purchasing surplus water from the City of Hood River. These water systems joined together to form Ice Fountain Water District. The election was held on December 16th, 1963 and there were 158 ballots cast. Of those ballots, 147 were for and 11 against the formation of Ice Fountain Water District.

Over the years, the district installed miles upon miles of infrastructure to tie these smaller systems together. Eventually, there were only two remaining connections with the City of Hood River. In the early 1990's, the Ice Fountain board started considering the possibility of developing the Ice Fountain spring due to the rising costs of purchasing water from the City of Hood River, and the uncertainty of a surplus water agreement.

On March 12th, 1996 Ice Fountain presented a bond to its constituency for $3,823,000 to develop the Ice Fountain Spring, transmission line, and an 800,000 gallon reservoir to become independent of the City of Hood River. The bond passed, with 940 in favor, and 588 opposed. Construction was completed on May 1st, 1999 when Ice Fountain Water District shut off the connections with the City of Hood River and became independent.

From 1999 until present, Ice Fountain Water District has continued to improve its infrastructure on an annual basis. In 2013, Oak Grove Water Company was acquired; bringing the total number of service connections to 2,078. Today Ice Fountain Water District has five reservoirs, three pumping stations, and serves 25 square miles of the west side of the Hood River valley.

Contact

ph: 541-386-4299
fx: 541-386-7228
Hours: M-F 8am-430pm

⌂ 1185 Tucker Rd., Hood River, OR 97031
The office is located inside the Westside Fire Station
⌲ ifwater (a) hrecn.net


Water Conservation Tips www.epa.gov/watersense
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