Summer Water Supply and Usage

As we enter the summer, and read and hear about droughts and water shortages in California and even in parts of Oregon, Rockwood customers might be wondering about our water supply status. In a nutshell: It is very good! Our primary water source is the City of Portland (Bull Run supplemented by the Columbia South Shore well field), and we augment that supply with our own wells. We expect to have plenty of water, even in a long, dry summer season. However, we do not have water to waste, and expect our customers to be efficient and use this resource wisely. The District offers numerous, free water-saving devices and educational materials in our office and under the Conservation and Customer Services tabs above.