Mandatory Water Conservation

August 1 - October 1, 2018

The Goal: Together, use 85,000 gallons less water per day!

These rules apply to everyone residential, commercial, public or industrial except where necessary to protect public's health & safety.

Water Days = Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
No Water Days = Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Activities Not Allowed Until After October 1:

  • No City water shall be used for cleaning impervious surfaces like sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, patios, streets or other hard surfaces except where necessary to protect the public's health & safety.

  • No leaving water running while doing outdoor cleaning activities, like washing vehicles. The hose must be fitted with a shut-off nozzle or device attached that causes it to cease dispensing water immediately when not in use. 

  • No using more than 500 gallons to fill a swimming pool, hot tub or water feature.

  • Don't use water in a way that causes runoff. 

Conservation Activities - Allowed on Water Days

  • Watering lawns, flowers, gardens or any outdoor vegetation.

  • Top off swimming pool, hot tub or water feature.

  • Outdoor irrigation/watering between 9:00am and 6:00pm.

  • In all cases, customers are directed to use no more water than necessary to maintain landscaping.

  • Shorter showers, turning water off while brushing teeth, doing full loads of laundry and dishes and repairing leaky fixtures.

  • If you have a special circumstance you must contact Heidi Bell at City Hall for any allowance. 

  • Be water smart - think about your usage.

There are two reservoirs, but they function as a single unit. The reservoir height is measured every morning. Our goal is to have the reservoir at 30ft which equals 525,000 gallons. 

Where is Donald?

The City is located 24 miles south of Portland and 27 miles north of Salem in the stunning Willamette Valley. Champoeg State Heritage Park, which is one of the State of Oregon’s most notable landmarks, is just four miles west. Six miles east of town is Willamette Aviation, Oregon’s third busiest airport. Donald’s unique location provides easy access to some of Oregon’s biggest cities and attractions while remaining a small rural community.