The Santiam Water Control District was formed in 1954 with the purchase of the Willamette Valley Water Company. The District presently delivers water to three hydroelectric plants, municipal water to the City of Stayton, cooling water to Norpac Foods, irrigation water for over 17,000 acres and other various uses such as fish propagation, wildlife habit and wetland maintenance. The District irrigation distribution system consists of 90 miles of canals and ditches extending from Stayton to Salem.
The Santiam Water Control District was organized under Chapter 553 of the Oregon Revised Statute. An elected Board, consisting of seven members, is responsible for the administration of the District. The manager of the District is hired by the Board and conducts the daily functions of administration.
Irrigation Season May 1st – September 30th
Extended Season March 1st – April 30th and October 1st -October 31st
(Extended season water must be prearranged by calling the office)
The law requires that in order to deliver water to our customers we must have a signed water delivery contract on file for each tax lot number with water rights. New land owners within the District should contact the office to set up a time to sign your water delivery contract. The contract will need to be signed by all owners in front of a notary and then recorded with Marion County. We have a notary in our office that can provide this service to District Patrons. Marion County charges a $71.00 recording fee that will need to be paid at time of signing.