Water

Water BasinThe City of Klamath Falls Water System is a groundwater source public water system which provides drinking water to approximately 40,000 area residents. The water system, produces and delivers an average of 2.5 billion gallons annually. The water system consists of 13 groundwater wells, approximately 265 miles of pipeline, 22 water storage tanks, 23 water pumping stations, nearly 1,200 fire hydrants and over 16,000 metered service connections.

Groundwater Source

The thirteen groundwater wells providing potable water can produce a total of 18,500 gallons per minute or 26.5 million gallons per day. These wells are in various locations throughout the urban area. The wells range in depth from 300 to 1,000 feet. The Conger Well Field is the primary drinking water source for most of Klamath Falls providing approximately 80% of the total water consumed within the service area. The Conger Well Field consists of 5 wells capable of producing up to 20.6 million gallons per day.

Water Storage Reservoirs

The City of Klamath Falls Water System also consists of 21 water storage reservoirs (tanks) with a total storage capacity of 16.6 million gallons, 24 water booster stations and 265 plus miles of transmission and distributions mains including over 1,200 fire hydrants.

The Klamath Falls water supply system is unique in that only 1% of all groundwater supplied water systems in the nation serve more than 10,000 people. These groundwater sources tend to be free of impurities and contaminates that are typically present in surface water systems.

Voluntary Water Conservation

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Drinking Water Information

The Klamath Falls water supply system is unique in that only 1% of all groundwater supplied water systems in the nation serve more than 10,000 people. These groundwater sources tend to be free of impurities and contaminates that are typically present in surface water systems.

Water Testing

The City of Klamath Falls Water Division regularly collects potable water samples to be analyzed for 123+ listed potential contaminates as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act, the EPA and the Oregon Department of Human Services Drinking Water Program. Samples are analyzed for microbiological, organic, inorganic and radiological contaminates. Maximum Contaminate Levels (MCL) are established for each contaminate based on the impact to human health. The City water has consistently tested absent for microbiological contamination and has not exceeded an MCL for organic, inorganic or radiological contamination.

Additional Information

To start, stop or change your water service, to pay your water utility bill, or if you have questions about your utility bill please call 541-883-5301.