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What Is A Special District?

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Oregon has authorized 28 different types of districts, water control being one of them. Like the many Special Districts, Burlington Water District is funded by our community’s residents through property taxes, fees for services or a combination thereof. We provide new or enhanced local services and infrastructure for the delivery of safe water for our community.  Local residents own special districts and govern them through locally elected or appointed board members. Burlington Water District is a member of the Special Districts Association of Oregon.