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Public Works Department

The Department of Public Works is responsible for maintaining city streets, right of ways, and parks. Primary duties include, but are not limited to grass cutting, tree trimming, snow removal, street signage repair and replacement.

Reducing Thermal Loads into Waterways

The City of Enterprise would like to educate the public to the benefits of shading the streams throughout our community. Water quality in the Lower Grande Ronde Sub-basins currently do not meet some water quality standards. The City of Enterprise is located within the Wallowa River Sub-basin, which is one of the Lower Grande Ronde River Sub-basins. One of the concerns throughout the area is high temperatures in our streams. When water quality standards are not met, the Federal Clean Water Act requires a Total Maximum Daily Load to be established, which determines how much pollution can be added to the river without exceeding water quality standards.

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Resolution No. 573

 RESOLUTION No. 573

RESOLUTION NO. 573

(scroll to bottom for Resolution No. 584)

WHEREAS, the City of Enterprise will be applying for a Grant/Loan totaling $4,802,250 from the Infrastructure Finance Authority, an agency of Business Oregon.   The Loan amount would be $5,552,250 less a $750,000 Loan Forgiveness. This project will be called the Enterprise Water Improvement Project.

WHEREAS, the City must develop a rate structure for the next 5 years to meet the debt obligation of the applied loans. The city is required to have its rate no less than $36.85 by the first payment which is assumed to be December 1, 2016.

Read more: Resolution No. 573

Resolution No. 595

RESOLUTION NO. 595

A RESOLUTION SETTING RATES, CONNECTION FEES AND OTHER CHARGES FOR THE WATER AND SEWER SYSTEMS OF THE CITY OF ENTERPRISE, OREGON AS ADOPTED BY THE 2014-15 BUDGET.

THE CITY OF ENTERPRISE RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1               DEFINITIONS

 Water:

Residential:

Defined as an EDU (equivalent dwelling unit) would be each metered household unit; each apartment; multi-unit complex; each mobile/manufactured home; if additional meters are placed on property for irrigation purposes an additional dwelling unit fee will be assessed.

Commercial:

 *         Single commercial user is charged for each meter

 *         Multi-use commercial users are charged by number of commercial spaces which are rentable even though there is not a separate meter for each commercial space.

 *         Hotels, Motels, RV Parks which rent space out by the night are charged 1 commercial unit per meter.

 *         Hospitals and Schools are charged one commercial EDU per meter

  1. Sewer:

Sewer rates are based on actual water usage, the 2015 monthly rate will be based on an EDU of 612 cuft.

Residential:    

This will be defined to include single family dwellings; duplexes; triplexes and four-plex; each dwelling in a mobile home park will be considered a single family dwelling.

Each Residential EDU shall be charged on the average winter water usage between the months of November through April of each year.  The winter usage will be divided by the 6 months and they shall be charged based on that average.  If the average exceeds 1 EDU by increments of .5 it shall be increased to 2 or whatever is applicable.                   

Read more: Resolution No. 595

Enterprise Wastewater Treatment Facility

Enterprise Wastewater Treatment Facility

Facts that you need to know:

The City of Enterprise’s wastewater treatment facility was originally constructed in 1955. The 1955 treatment facility project consisted of construction of a preliminary treatment system including headwork’s, one 35 foot diameter primary clarifier, a 54 foot diameter rock-media trickling filter, one 35 foot diameter secondary clarifier, sludge pumping facilities, a control building, an 18.5 foot diameter anaerobic digester with external heat exchanger and mixing pump, sludge drying beds, a gas chlorinator system, and an outfall to the Wallowa River.

In 1986, the City received a Community Development Block Grant for $424,000 to complete limited improvements to the wastewater collection and treatment facilities. The limited improvements focused primarily on isolated repairs of the collection system to target reduction of the severe infiltration/inflow problem the City experiences in their collection system, a minor amount of work at the WWTF, and construction of an effluent polishing and dechlorination lagoon.

This 1955 WWTF was constructed to handle 750,000 gallons of wastewater per day. This treatment facility served the City well for 52 years, regulations over that 52 year period got more stringent over the years and the ageing facility was having problems staying in compliance with the DEQ’s regulations. At times flows would run into the 1,000,000 gallons/day at certain times of year because of the infiltration problems the City had in certain parts of their collection system. This facility was having problems meeting the DEQ’s permit limits for flows, biochemical oxygen demand, suspended solids and E-coli that were being discharged into the Wallowa River.

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City of Enterprise drinking water report

We are pleased to provide you with this year’s Annual Water Quality Report. We want to keep you informed about the quality water and services we have delivered to you over the past year. Our goal is and always has been, to provide to you a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. Our water source is a collection of springs which is part of the Wallowa River a tributary of the Grande Ronde river system. The second source is 1300 foot basalt well located northeast of Enterprise, a tributary of Trout Creek.

2015 Drinking Water Report

Read more: City of Enterprise drinking water report

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