HB 4069 Water Use Measurement

VOTE: NO – Died In Committee
Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2020R1/Measures/Overview/HB4069
Committee assigned to bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2020R1/Committees/HWTR/Overview

Send testimony to: hwtr.exhibits@oregonlegislature.gov

This bill authorizes Water Resources Department to require reporting of water use measurements.

Limited Government
The whole bill is an “if” or “may” and leaves all requirements to the Water Resource Commission without a framework to fight out with stakeholders. The Water Resource Commission has no ability to actually administer measurements in the field and it’s costly and time consuming for water right owners. There is some agreement that the information would be useful, but the state needs to work it through with stakeholders before a bill is passed.

Local Control
Bill fails to establish guidelines and needs stakeholders agreement.


  1. Jennifer Brown says:


  2. Diane Pohl says:


  3. BJ says:

    This bill is so ambiguous, what water use is it supposed to be reporting on? Sounds like once it’s passed, it can be “interpreted” to measure any water they want and will be used to tax us for every drop of water we use. RIDICULOUS OVER-REACH.

  4. Sue Biasi Kershaw says:

    Email sent

  5. Jennifer Brown says:

    I ll save Gods Rain

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