Emergencies and After hours contact information:
For water emergencies that require immediate attention, please call 541-806-2602.
Notice of Date Change for Ice Fountain Water District Board Meeting: The Date of the regularly scheduled monthly Board meeting for October has been changed from Tuesday, October 16th, to Tuesday October 23rd.
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
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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.