Rainbow Water District entered into a contract to start assisting Deerhorn 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 an ORS Chapter 62 non-profit 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 under Rainbow's direction.
The annual Association Membership Meeting is usually held at 7 pm on the second Monday of January. Board meetings are held as needed during the year.
Download the 2022 Water Quality Report for water quality information.
Deerhorn System Contact Information
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
926-716-1422 Operator Dan Green
901-687-1058 Operator Bob Phillips
(2) DCWA Board Members
541-896-3381 President Dale Ledyard
541-896-3715 Vice President Peter Barrett
541-953-1742 Secretary-Treasurer Bart Thompson
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