Santiam River Providing Clean Water for the
Lyons and Mehama Areas of Oregon


Lyons-Mehama Water District needs your help. The district is in need of a new eservoir for additional storage capacity. The Board of Directors are reviewing all options to fund the project. The district continues to apply for grant money. The other option is through a General Obligation Bond. Please see information below:

  • Replace two storage reservoirs that have reached the end of their useful life.
  • Provide new approximately 1.3-million-gallon tank to promote system resiliency, provide additional storage capacity.
  • Install two new water mains to assist with water delivery and provide higher fire flow capacity.
  • The cost of the project would be $5,260.000 with a maturity date of not more than thirty-one (31) years or less from the date of issuance.

The estimated amount average tax rate is $1.10 per thousand of assessed property value. The estimated tax cost for this is an estimate only, based on the best information available from the offices of Linn and Marion county assessor at the time of the estimate. Actual levy rate may differ due to changes in interest rates and/or assessed value.

We are asking for your input. Please provide written response to the district no later than March 9, 2021. Delivery options listed below:

  • Drop box located at Ace Hardware.
  • Mailed to PO Box 134 Lyons, Oregon 97358.
  • Website:
  • Email to

Public Notices

The Boil Water Order Has Been Lifted

Your water is safe to drink.

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Drinking Water Warning

Due to loss of water pressure in the distribution system on September 9, 2020, potentially harmful bacteria could be present in the water supply. If these bacteria are present, they could make you sick, and are a particular concern for people with weakened immune systems. The affected area is limited, but if you have received this notice directly from your water provider, you are in the affected area.

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Notice of Special Meeting of the Lyons-Mehama Water District

The Lyons-Mehama Water District will hold a special meeting Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 10:00 am. The location of the meeting is at 362 7th Street. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss personnel issues.

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