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.
The Water Department’s primary responsibility is to provide residents with clean, safe drinking water. The Sewer Department’s responsibility is to keep the collection lines flowing and treating the sewage at the treatment plant.Call the Water Department 541-426-4196•If you have received unusually high or low water bill to schedule a Public Works employee to check for leaks and/or faulty meters. •If you notice water coming up from streets, sidewalks, grassy areas or fire hydrants so leaks can be repaired.
The Sewer Department cleans the sewer lines on a yearly basis and as needed after routine inspections. The Sewer Department cleans catch basins bi-annually, and on an as–needed basis. Call the Sewer Department if you notice standing water in the streets, around man holes, or smell any foul odor so the problem can be determined and the appropriate repairs can be made.
Any resident or business who experiences a sewage backup of any type should call our Sewer Department at 541-426-3093. A determination will be made if the problem is within the sewer system, or advise the citizen of where a problem may exist.
The Public Works Department offices are located at 905 Golf Course Road. Office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, Friday 7:00 am to 12:00 pm. Telephone is 541-426-3093. For water/sewer emergencies call 541-263-0334.
City of Enterprise Wastewater Rate Study Oct 2012.pdf.
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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Protection from Thermal Expansion
The City of Enterprise would like to inform our customers on how to protect your water heater from thermal expansion. The City is required to have a cross-connection program in place to prevent the contamination of our drinking water. On all our new service connections and any that we have been replacing in the last ten years we have been installing meter setters that have check valves installed in them. These check valves prevent the back flow from the household plumbing system from going back into the public supply.
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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.
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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
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.
* 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
Sewer rates are based on actual water usage, the 2015 monthly rate will be based on an EDU of 612 cuft.
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
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