Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to our most frequently asked questions regarding the Seal Rock Water District. If you have trouble finding an answer to your question, or you have a more detailed inquiry, feel free to contact us at 541-563-3529 or info@srwd.org

Where do I sign up for water service?

Call or come into our office, located at 1037 NW Grebe Street in Seal Rock. There is a non-refundable transfer charge due before water can be transferred into your name. 

How do I cancel water service?

Call or come into our office, located at 1037 NW Grebe Street in Seal Rock.

Do we add fluoride to our water?

There is no flouride added to the District's water. Historically, flouride was added to drinking water to treat dental cavies. The U.S. set a standard level back in 1962, but scientific opinion is divided on the effect and safety of adding flouride to drinking water.

What is the pink/redish stuff in my toilet, shower or pet dish?

The colored film or ring frequently seen on showers, tubs, toilets and pet dishes, is typically caused by growth of the airborne bacteria called Serratia Marcesen. This harmless nuisance organism reacts with standing water and frequently forms during spring and summer months. Serratia does not survive, and is not present, in a chlorinated drinking water supply. The best treatment for this film is for customers to keep bathroom surfaces clean using chlorine bleach on a regular basis. A small amount of chlorine bleach (three to five tablespoons) added to a normal sized toilet bowl will destroy the bacteria. Whenever a pink film starts to reappear, repeat the cleaning and disinfection process.

What is the white stuff in my water?

You may have a defective hot water tank "Dip Tube". Between late 1992 and spring 1996, the plastics manufacturer that supplied 90% of the dip tubes used by most of the major hot water tank manufactures in the United Sates used a defective plastic to make the tubes. It is estimated nearly 21 million hot water tanks made in this time period may have been built with these defective dip tubes. After a period of use, the defective tube breaks down inside the tank and disintegrates into thousands of tiny grains or flakes of white or bluish-white plastic. These tiny chips of plastic float. When hot water is drawn from the tank, they flow with the water into the plumbing, where they often clog up the fixtures and appliances attached to the system.

What is the conversion from cubic feet to gallons?

One cubic foot of water equals 7.48 gallons of water.