WELCOME TO THE CITY OF WALDPORT

Picture of Alsea Bay Facing West


Waldport is one of those special places. Located about three hours by car south of Portland, this town of 2050 offers everything you need to escape the rush and congestion of city living...(click to read more)
KEEP AN EYE ON THAT WEATHER...

 Summer is fading fast, and winter is just around the corner. Now is the time to be thinking about winterizing your home to avoid nasty surprises like broken water lines. Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the location of your water meter and ensure that you have a functional homeowner's valve so you can shut the water off if need be. Public Works will be happy to assist you in locating your meter, just give them a call (541-563-2111) during regular working hours and set up an appointment. You may also want to locate other shutoff valves under and throughout your house so that you can respond quickly in an emergency. If you're planning on leaving for an extended period of time, you might think about shutting your water off while you're gone. Make sure to turn off the electricity to the water heater as well, no sense in keeping that warm while you're vacationing. If the water is on, and a hot waterline breaks, your electric bill can skyrocket, since the water heater will be working overtime to heat all that water spilling onto the ground. Also, if the water heater is empty due to a leak, cold water hitting the hot coils may result in having to replace the heater. Note that if the water to the house is shut off, even if the water that's in the lines freezes, the pipes won't break because there's no additional water pressure behind the ice. If you're planning on weathering out the winter here, wrapping your waterlines may prevent the frustration of not having water for making your first cup of coffee in the morning. Blocking underfloor vents located near the waterlines may also help, and some people suggest plugging in a 60-watt bulb under the house near the waterlines, since the ambient heat can keep things flowing smoothly (spiders and small furry critters will probably appreciate this too). If you are a water & sewer customer, notify the City of any breaks that occur, since you may qualify for an adjustment on your sewer bill. The City does not adjust water bills, but staff may also be able to set up a payment plan to deal with large water bills due to leaks.


Icy Water Faucet






ITEMS OF INTEREST

Travel Oregon will be offering a free travel and tourism seminar on October 6 at the Waldport Community Center. For more information, click here.




Gravel Epic Photo
(A few photos from the recent Gravel Epic race)



OFFICE HOURS

City Hall office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office is closed from 12:30 to 1:30 daily for the lunch hour. City Offices are closed on the following holidays:
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
Friday following Thanksgiving
Christmas Day
If the holiday falls on Saturday, the office will close on the preceding Friday. If the holiday falls on Sunday, the office will close on the following Monday.