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Rainbow Water District entered into a contract to start assisting the Deerhorn Community Water Association in January 2016. Rainbow processes monthly water bills and provides the state-licensed operator responsible for overall water system operation. Rainbow supports Deerhorn operators with maintenance, repairs and troublehsooting.

The Deerhorn Community Water Association was established in 1968 as a nonprofit cooperative corporation to serve water to a rural subdivision. Deerhorn's water system uses two wells and two storage reservoirs to serve 120 homes. Deerhorn employs 3 part-time operators to perform daily operations and maintenance.

The annual Association Membership Meeting is held at 7 pm on a Monday in January. Board meetings are held as needed during the year.

The 2024 meeting was scheduled for February 26, postponed due to the January ice storm. Meeting agenda items included:

  • Election of Board Members
  • Financial Report
  • Planned Maintenance Projects
  • Water Rate Changes

Download the annual Water Quality Report for water quality information.

2023 Deerhorn CCR.pdf2022 Deerhorn CCR.pdf2021 Deerhorn CCR.pdf

For bill & water questions, call Rainbow Water District at 541-746-1676
Mail bills to: Rainbow Water District, PO Box 8, Springfield, OR 97477

Please call for emergency assistance in the following order:

(1) DCWA Office and System Operators

541-896-3185 Lead Operator Darlene Valtinson
Operator Steve Rogers 
Operator Bob Phillips 

(2) DCWA Board Members

541-953-1742 President Bart Thompson
541-896-3715 Vice President Peter Barrett
719-459-6919 Secretary-Treasurer Star Harmon
541-896-3166 Board Member Ken Kensler
541-556-8087 Board Member Richard Haynes

(3) Rainbow Water District

541-746-1676 RWD Office and 24-hour answering service/dispatcher

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