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To provide a friendly and responsive source of information and coordinated services assuring the present and future health, safety and welfare of the public through cost effective planning, permitting, inspections, and operations, recognizing the key to our success is the efficient and motivated efforts of quality individuals.



The City of Prineville owns and operates a municipal water system which obtains water from several wells distributed over the system, stores it in ground level storage reservoirs, and distributes it to residential, commercial, industrial, and public customers within the City limits.

Historically Prineville's water system was privately owned and operated by the Deschutes Power and Light Company until 1928 when it was acquired by Inland Power and Light Company and then resold to Pacific Power and Light in 1930. The City acquired the water system from Pacific Power and Light Company in January 1985. About 10% of water mains are 4" and smaller, and some are galvanized steel pipe. Over the years, the City replaced some undersized mains and installed new mains, additional wells and storage tanks.

The Water/Wastewater Department is responsible for maintenance of water and sewer lines, meter reading.
  • Meter Reading
  • Maintenance
  • Backflow/Cross Connection Program
  • Water/Sewer Connection Maintenance
  • New Services

For after-hours water emergencies, please call the City of Prineville Public Works at 541-447-7844. For any emergencies during normal business hours, please call City Hall at 541-447-5627.


The Wastewater Treatment Plant processes an annual average of 1,224,270 gallons of effluent daily from 3345 residents and 390 industrial accounts. The wastewater operation consists of influent processing of the golf course and over 350 acres of pastureland at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.



Routine road and bridge maintenance

Road grading, shoulder work, sweeping and vegetation control.

Patching and sealing paved streets.

Installing, repairing and replacing signs, pavement markings and striping.

Maintaining and repairing city bridges, guardrails and culverts.

Winter maintenance (snow removal, plowing, sanding).

Emergency response to street hazards and natural hazards.

Contract management for pavement preservation and capital improvement projects.

Regulation, inspection, and administration of street work and street development within the city limits.

Acquisition, maintenance and fueling of all city heavy equipment and fleet vehicles (except City of Prineville Police Department).

   Contact Information

387 NE Third Street | Prineville, OR 97754 | (541) 447-5627 | Fax (541) 447-5628