Welches Water Company

 About Welches Water Company

 

  • Welches Water Company is a non profit, member owned corporation that provides clean, pure mountain spring water to 130 households in the Welches area.
  • The water comes from two unnamed springs about 1000 feet up from the valley floor on Huckleberry Mountain. 
  • The springs are encased in concrete boxes and the water is piped down the mountain to two storage tanks, From there, gravity distributes it to our members. 
  • We also have a well back up that furnishes water to our members during dry periods and during maintenance of the system.  
  • Property owners with a water connection are members of the corporation.
  • Our water rights granted to us from the State of Oregon in 1927 only allow 130 connections to our system
  • The company is managed by six, unpaid, volunteer directors who must be members of the corporation and who are elected to three year terms during the annual meeting of the members usually held in August of each year.
  • The Board of Directors employ a state certified Water Operator to operate our water system.
  • The Board of Directors employ an administrative company to do billings, manage our cash, and perform additional administrative functions as required.
  • The Board creates a Master Plan for system maintenance, repairs and upgrades



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