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Annual Water System Fee

Effective January 1, 2020, the Sanitary Survey fee was repealed and replaced with an Annual Water System Fee that applies to all public water systems. Invoices will be mailed out first week of May.

The Annual Water System Fee is due July 1st each year

Pay Your Annual Water System Fee

**Invoices will be mailed out first week in May**

Look up your fee and payment status:

Pay your fee by Credit Card:

  • Make sure you enter your PWS ID number correctly
  • You will be emailed a receipt from 
    Pay Online

Pay your fee by Check:

  • Make check out to OHA Cashier. Include your WS ID # in the memo
  • Mail the check with a copy of your invoice to:
    • OHA Cashier
      PO Box 14260
      Portland, OR 97293

Click on image for Annual Water System Fee TableImage of Table 44

Update Water System Contact Info

Drinking Water Data Online displays contact information for all Oregon public water systems. The contact person receives information from Drinking Water Services (DWS) including all notices of violations, cross connection fees and reports, upcoming rule changes, funding news, etc. Water system email addresses and emergency phone numbers are not displayed publicly. 

Make sure your contact information is up to date! You can review your info and submit changes directly on Data Online using the security code provided in your annual fee invoice. 

  • Enter your 5-digit PWS ID number
  • Enter your security code that is printed at the bottom of your annual water system fee invoice
  • Review your system’s contact information and submit corrections and missing information using the form on that page

    Update Contact

More Info

The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division (Authority) permanently adopted Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 333-061-0089 and permanently amended OAR 333-061-0076 related to the collection of fees to partially defray the cost of the Authority’s regulation of public water systems.

This rulemaking concluded in December 2019 and the new and amended rules are effective as of January 1, 2020.

The new fee structure will increase Authority revenue approximately $1,850,000 every biennium to more fully support the Authority’s regulatory responsibilities and account for other expenses, including five additional positions and increased support for local public health agency partners, as approved by the 2019 Legislature (SB 27; Oregon Laws 2019, chapter 509). The revised fee structure also provides water suppliers with a more predictable fee schedule.

Fees related to sanitary survey inspections, which are conducted once every three to five years, are repealed in their entirety and replaced by an annual regulatory fee. The new fee structure is designed to keep fees simple and relatively low for the smallest public water systems. Fees for community water systems serving 501 to 3,000 service connections are increased by approximately 20% while fees for community water systems supplying water through more than 3,000 service connections are increased substantially. 

333-061-0089: Annual Water System Fee and Fee Table