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Hermiston Partners with Oregon State on Industrial and Ag Development Project

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HERMISTON, OR  – Hermiston's largest industrial area is one step closer to expanding its water system, and Oregon State University's Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center (HAREC) will be able to expand its cropping capacity. All of this thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding unanimously approved by the Hermiston City Council Monday.

The MOU outlines terms of extending service from the City of Hermiston and Port of Umatilla's Regional Water System (Regional System) to the HAREC once OSU begins work to annex the property into the city limits.

The City of Hermiston will construct a water main from the Regional System's water treatment plant on Highway 207 eastward along Feedville Road approximately 1.5 miles to serve the HAREC property. The research station will then have access to City of Hermiston water from the Regional System for at least five years to be used to irrigate crops at the facility.

The revenue received from the water delivered to the station will help off-set the $1.25 million cost of extending the line, which gets this secondary water source within 300 feet of the Cook Industrial Site. T

he City of Hermiston will have the ability, after five years, to easily extend the additional water capacity to prospective companies which locate at the Cook Industrial Site. The additional water capacity will make the Cook Site more attractive to certain industrial developments, and therefore has the potential of attracting large scale investment and employers to Hermiston.

The Cook Industrial Property has already been certified as "Project Ready" by the State of Oregon. The Cook property's certification means that the property meets a very rigorous set of standards like infrastructure capacity and environmental approvals so that construction by a large development can begin in at least 180 days.

 

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