Our drinking water supply comes from plentiful and high-quality sources right in and around Springfield. The majority comes from 35 wells that tap the aquifer, a vast underground layer of water-bearing sands and gravel beneath our community. The remainder comes from the Middle Fork Willamette River and is treated through our Slow Sand Filtration Plant. A third source, the McKenzie River, will come online in the next decade.

Protecting the drinking water supply at its source is a top priority for SUB. We work with the City of Springfield, Rainbow Water District, and other organizations and community members to implement the strategies of our state-certified Springfield Drinking Water Protection Plan.

Follow the links below to learn more about drinking water protection in Springfield:

If you don’t find what you’re looking for on our web site, feel free to contact Amy Chinitz, SUB’s Drinking Water Source Protection Coordinator, for more information at 541-744-3745 or email her.