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There are concerns that the City of Bend is damaging ten miles of Bridge Creek by taking more water than is needed.   That's the claim of Water Watch of Oregon. Water Watch spokesman John DeVoe: “What they do is a pipe full management scheme. The pipe is always full but they aren’t using all that water. The water they don't use they move ten miles downstream and dump into Tumulo Creek, and that is wasteful use under Oregon Water Law.” But that claim is still under investigation by the Oregon Department of Water Resources. The City of Bend’s Justin Finestone says they are taking a look at the complaint. “Are attorneys are going to look at the letter and analyze it in detail. And when they’re finished with that next week, we’ll be able to have a more detailed response. Till we hear differently from the attorneys, we will continue to operate our water system in the same manner that we have operated it for decades.” Right now, the City uses about 11-million gallons of water every day from the Bridge Creek Watershed. That's about half of the Bend's daily usage.

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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