Barlow Water
Improvement District
Pine Hollow Oregon


Notable News for BWID Customers

Notice of upcoming rate increases effective July 1, 2017 as follows:

Residential from $53.50 to $55.00
Capital from $36.00 to $37.00
Commercial from $60.00 to $61.50

New to the BWID web site! You can now set up an account to make on line payments! Click on the "Make A Payment" Tab to do this!

Notary Services are now offered at the office for $5.00 per signature! Call Dawn Denney 541-544-2920 to make an appointment!



News Barlow Water Improvement
District Newsletter

Spring 2018

Barlow Water Improvement District Spring 2018 Newsletter

As of October 2017, Barlow Water Improvement District has had a new system operator. Don Veenker has been a part time resident of Pine Hollow since 1980 and has lived here full time for the last 12 years. Don brings many years of experience with construction, mechanical systems, and pipe fitting. He has been invaluable during the transition with keeping our water system operating safely and accomplishing several Board assigned tasks. In 4 months, Don has already proven his ability to get things done and add much value to our community through our water system. Don is temporary at this time with hope he will apply for full time when this position opens for applications in the future.

Daily Holman
BWID chairman

I want to thank Barlow Water Board and Dawn Denney for inviting me to become part of your team. Working closely with the Board and Dawn, I can assure you all these individuals work tirelessly in the best interest of your Water District. Especially, it is a pleasure to work closely with Dawn, our office assistant who has been a necessary asset in keeping the office operational and bringing me up to speed on how things work. Prior to moving to Pine Hollow 4 years ago with her husband Les, Dawn worked for US Bank for 13 years, which explains her attention to details. Because of Dawn, our books and billing have never looked better.

Besides getting acquainted with our water system, the Board has assigned me several tasks such as clean and organize well houses, tool inventory and engraving, installing LED lighting to all well houses, temporary well house roof repair, water tower lot clean-up to assist in mowing, 1 fire hydrant repair, and exploratory excavation of a chronic leak on Sentosa Road. When the weather improves and dries out, we are planning on re-roofing well house #2 and #4, painting all well houses and building a shop at the water tower lot for equipment maintenance and records and supply storage (if the Board approves).

As many of you know, most of our system was installed in the late 1960's and 70's with PVC piping that is long past its useful life. The Board and myself are planning to replace and upgrade a loop of service lines at Mike and JW roads this year. This has always been a low pressure area and we would also like to add a fire hydrant to improve fire protection. We have applied for a grant for labor and will be looking for a college student for a Summer position to help with this project.

You may have noticed a new logo for the District that Dawn and myself designed for a new updated look. New logos have already been installed on the office door and windows, and the truck doors, soon to be followed with all 4 well houses.

Keeping member contact information updated is always ongoing and important. In the event of water leaks, billing, or other emergencies, we need to contact members quickly and efficiently to prevent unnecessary property damage. If you need to update your contact information, please call 541-544-2920 or stop by our office at the Fire Station next to the South boat ramp.
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I have had to cut down several trees recently, so we have free wood available to any interested BWID members, primarily low income or elderly. If you need wood, please call the office at 541-544-2920 to be put on a list.

Lastly, 3 Board Member positions will be up for re-election June 2018. If you would like to serve your community in a meaningful way and learn about your system, please think of throwing your hat in the ring. Board meetings are held at 9:00am on the second Saturday of each month at the fire hall, and all members are invited. We would love to hear your input.

Don Veenker