The 2005 Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 3108, authorizing the Oregon Health Authority to assess an annual fee on community public water systems with 15 or more connections. The fee funds the Cross Connection/Backflow Prevention Program, which is part of Drinking Water Services.
The fee amount is based on the size of the water system (as indicated by its number of connections). The annual fee invoice is mailed to the water system's primary contact on record with Drinking Water Services. Water system information is available on Data Online
, where you can search for a water system by name
or identification number
Fee invoices are mailed to community water systems in November of each year and payment is due by the first working day in January of the following year. A late fee of 50% is added if the payment is not received by the end of January.
The fee schedule is shown below:
Due by January 3, 2014
|Fee & Late Charges
Paid after February 1, 2014
|Links to Forms|
Before February 1, 2014
|15 to 99
|100 to 999
|1,000 to 9,999
|10,000 or more
Please complete the appropriate form for your water system and include it with your payment. We are able to accept payment by checks only. Checks should be made out to "OHA Cashier" and mailed with the completed form to:
Contact the Cross Connection/Backflow Prevention Program
PO Box 14260
Portland, OR 97293
if you need more information.