Oregon Statutes - Chapter 450 - Sanitary Districts and Authorities; Water Authorities - Section 450.695 - Acquisition of water rights; effect on priority of rights.

(1) A water authority may acquire water rights from any local government as defined in ORS 174.116. Upon request by the authority if the water right acquired was for municipal use, the Water Resources Commission shall issue a new water right certificate to the water authority preserving the previously established priority of water rights.

(2) In accordance with ORS 540.520 and 540.530, a water authority may change the points of diversion of water or move the water intake sources as specified in the water right permits or certificates of those local governments as defined in ORS 174.116 that were merged into the authority. [1989 c.707 §1; 1993 c.577 §30; 2003 c.802 §119]

Note: 450.695 and 450.700 were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 450 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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