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If you are a Marcola Water District customer we are advising that you do not drink your water without boiling it first. As customers ran sprinklers to protect their homes, and then the power was turned off to protect against electrical wires starting new fires, the level dropped in our tanks and we lost pressure. We are required to issue a Boil Water Advisory until we are able to sample the water and confirm that no bacteria is present. We recommend you boil your water for one minute and let it cool before use.

We plan to collect a sample on September 10 and expect to receive results on September 11, after which we hope to lift the advisory. If people start running sprinklers again and we are not able to fill the tanks, this will delay recovery. We will contact you by phone or email if we have your information. We will also post updates on this website and make an announcement on the Mohawk Valley Neighbors Facebook group.

For more information, download the Boil Water Letter and Boil Water FAQ.        


Established by a 1940 Lane County election, Marcola residents chose the first five members of the Board of Commissioners and voted to form the district for the purpose of supplying water for drinking and household use. The district also has authority to manage a small system of streetlights and storm drains.

Rainbow Water District has managed the Marcola Water District since 1994. We appreciate our partnership with the community of Marcola, and are pleased to recognize that the Marcola Water District earned an Outstanding Performance award at their last public health inspection!

Board and Budget Information

The Marcola Water District Board of Commissioners regularly meets on the third Wednesday of every month, beginning at 6:00 pm, at the Mohawk Valley Rural Fire District, 92068 Marcola Road. The Budget Committee, which consists of the Board of Commissioners plus up to five additional appointed members, meets during the months of April and May. The district uses a fiscal year of July 1 to June 30. Financial statements are reviewed annually by an independent auditor.

Call to Order at 6:00 pm
Roll Call
Agenda Review
Approval of Minutes
Monthly Financial Report
Business from the Audience
Business from the Board
Business from the Superintendent
Schedule Next Meeting


Due to the impact of wildfires on our community, the September 16 Board Meeting has been postponed for two weeks.

At 6:00 pm on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, the Board of Commissioners of the Marcola Water District will meet at the Marcola Fire Station, 92068 Marcola Road, to review water system operations and authorize payment of routine bills.

Due to COVID-19 guidelines this meeting may take place electronically with only limited seating at 92068 Marcola Road. The public may remotely join the meeting by phone by calling 1-877-309-2073 toll-free and entering Access Code 569-049-421.

Water System

Marcola's Water System utilizes a system of six wells and two reservoirs to serve about 240 homes. Marcola Water District employs one part-time operator to perform daily operations and maintenance, with assistance from Rainbow staff for office support and larger repairs.

Download the 2019 Water Quality Report for water quality information. See our conservation page for ways to conserve water.

Map of District Boundaries