Serving the Community of Winchester Bay, Oregon Since 1974

Notice of WBSD Budget Committee Meeting

Notice of Winchester Bay Sanitary District Budget Committee Meeting
A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Winchester Bay Sanitary District, Douglas County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025, will be held at 936 Salmon Harbor Drive, Winchester Bay, OR 97467. The meeting will take place on Thursday April 11th 2024 at 6:00 PM. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after April 8, 2024 at the District office 936 Salmon Harbor Drive, Winchester Bay, OR between the hours of 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM. This notice of budget committee meeting may also be found on the Winchester Bay Sanitary District web site:

Rate increase Notice

Due to rising costs in materials and services necessary to maintain continuous operation of the wastewater system, and to meet the loan obligation for State mandated wastewater system upgrades the Sanitary District will be increasing the monthly sewer service rate 3.26% ($3.00 per EDU) affective July 1, 2024
Please note that if you prepay months beyond July 1, 2024, remember to include the additional $3.00 per EDU.
If you use an automated bill pay through your bank, please remember to update the amount as of July 1, 2024
Ray Davenport – WBSD Manager

The Winchester Bay Sanitary District was established in 1967 with a five member Board of Directors. The District provides sewage service to the small unincorporated community of Winchester Bay, Oregon, which is located adjacent to the Oregon Dunes Recreational area and the mouth of the Umpqua River. The District has a service area of approximately 290 acres. Winchester Bay attracts a large number of tourists to enjoy ocean and lake fishing, ATV riding on the sand dunes, and boating.

The District constructed the public sewer system beginning with the wastewater collection system, including 7 sewage lift stations in 1973. The District followed with the construction of the wastewater treatment facility in 1974. Due to the age and overburdening of the wastewater system and regulatory agency violations, the District was mandated by the Department of Environmental Quality in 2003 to fund, design, and construction wastewater system improvements. In 2003 the District imposed a land use moratorium restricting new sewer service connections.

In 2006, the District completed construction of Phase I of the Wastewater Collection System Improvements for the rehabilitation of the 7 sewage lift stations. In May of 2009, the District completed Phase II Wastewater Improvements with the construction of a new Sequencing Batch Reactor Biological Treatment plant and appurtenances and lifted the new connection moratorium in December 2009.

Sewer service connections are now available for properties in and surrounding the District’s service boundary

System Development Charge per Equivalent Dwelling Unit Fiscal Years:


System Development Charges are subject to increase following Fiscal Year 2023- 2024 depending on increases in the Construction Costs Index for construction of wastewater improvements for the State of Oregon.