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Drought Conditions

With high temperatures expected to hover between 90 and 100 degrees for the next week, and river levels well below normal for this time of year, you may hear in the news that EWEB is asking its water customers to be mindful of their water use and voluntarily conserve water.

Groundwater is less susceptible than surface water sources to seasonal fluctuations. Rainbow utilizes ten wells and does not anticipate a drought-related drop in our supply capacity, but we do expect higher water use associated with hot and dry conditions, and this may push us close to the limits of our capacity.

Rainbow agrees with EWEB and asks customers to use water wisely. Continue to use water and enjoy the outdoors, but please don't water more than you need and reduce your use where possible. Thanks!

Who We Are

Rainbow Water District provides high-quality drinking water and emergency response services at a fair cost to our customers while protecting our assets for long-term success. We are your friends and neighbors, Lane County residents living just outside the Springfield city limits, and we care about the livability, sustainability and long-term economic vitality of the greater Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area.

Today, Rainbow Water (and Fire) District proudly serves excellent quality well water to our retail customers in north and west Springfield, primarily north of Hayden Bridge Road and west of Aspen. Indirectly, we supply water for other north Springfield homes and businesses through our wholesale agreement with the Springfield Utility Board. We are happy to assist the community of Marcola as well, managing their water system under contract. The City of Springfield Fire and Life Safety Department provides district residents with fire protection and emergency services under a separate contract.

Thank you for letting us serve you!

Green Grass Gauge on a lawn Green Grass Gauge

The Green Grass Gauge is coming soon! Outdoor water use increases with the arrival of warm weather. To help you water more efficiently, Rainbow has again partnered with SUB and EWEB to provide tips and a limited number of free gauges to let you measure how much you have watered. Click on the picture for more information!