NP waste water pond

The city of North Powder has two wastewater ponds, one of which is shown here on Friday, July 22, 2022. The device shown on this pond is an aerator that adds oxygen to the water. The city is hoping to add a evaporation wastewater pond in the near future.

NORTH POWDER — A drive to upgrade the city of North Powder’s wastewater treatment system is still a go despite setbacks earlier this year.

“I feel optimistic about it,” said Mike Morse, a member of the North Powder City Council.

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Dick Mason is a reporter with The Observer. Contact him at 541-624-6016 or


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