Over 210 Million Gallons are stored in the Goodrich Reservoir each year.
The water comes from snow melt as well as natural springs. The water travels from Goodrich Reservoir and 11 other springs into a 17 mile transmission line.

Once it reaches the reservoir site in town, it goes through our own Hydro Electric Plant where the City generates electricity and “sells” it to the power company. The water then goes through the chlorine contact chamber (a big reservoir-4.5MG). The water then gets treated with UV light. 
Water can either travel through mainlines down Indiana Avenue or Carter Street.
Water travels through the underground mains up to 24” in diameter
by gravity pull as it all goes downhill.

Water Conservation
* Water your lawn & garden in the morning or evening when temperatures  are cooler to minimize evaporation
*Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you’ll save up to 150 gallons per month
*Collect the water you use for rinsing fruits and vegetables, then reuse water house plants 
*Upgrade older toilets with water efficient models
*When cleaning out fish tanks give the nutrient rich water to your plants
*Collect water from your roof to water your garden
*Turn off faucets tightly after each use

Working Together Works
Investment In Infrastructure

The City of Baker City is embarking on a path towards infrastructure resiliency. City Council and staff are committed to providing the best quality water to our community for decades into the future. This process involves improving our water system by upgrading the mountain transmission pipeline, upgrading mainlines in town and developing an alternate ground water source for increased capacity and drinking water redundancy. This strategic investment in Baker City’s infrastructure will secure our City’s economic growth opportunities. In order to make this investment, additional financial resources are needed. There are several pieces to the funding puzzle. One piece of that puzzle is a new rate structure.

The City Council and staff are proposing the following changes to the water rates beginning July 1, 2016. These fees will be considered at the May 10th City Council meeting. 
The following is a breakdown of the average monthly increase consumers will see based on their water consumption:
In an effort to make the transition to the new rate structure easier, we will be moving from bimonthly billing to monthly billing. More information will be shared in the coming weeks. A pdf version to zoom is also available here.