I need to have my backflow device checked. Do you have a list of testers?

To find testers certified by the State of Oregon follow the link and instructions below.


Look for “Services”

Click on “Cross Connection & Backflow Prevention”

Click on “List of Backflow Testers” Left column

Go to “Online Testers List”

Then Choose County “Yamhill”


The above list is compiled as a service to the citizens. The city makes no warranty as to the quality of service. This is not a recommendation.


 Help! I'm being overrun by wild animals. Can you trap them for me?

Unfortuantely, the City of Dundee is not able to trap wild animals. Below is a list of Nuisance Wildlife Trapping Businesses that may be able to assist you.

North Willamette Watershed District
Nuisance Wildlife Trapping Businesses - 2006

NamePhone #Business AreaSpecies
Humane Wildlife Control
John Bergquam
503-324-0406West of Willamette River, Columbia, Multnomah, Washington, YamhillAll Species
(No Coyotes, Bats or House boat Beaver)
Moondance Wildlife
Mike Marshall
541-994-8900N. Central Coast, Polk, YamhillAll Species
(No Coyote or larger animals)
Robert Miller503-653-5426Clackamas, N. Marion, Multnomah, W. Yamhill, SE WashingtonAll Species
(No Urban Coyotes, Bats or Birds)
Eden Advanced Pest Technologies
Stan Dawkins
1-800-401-9935Clackamas, Columbia, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington, YamhillAll Species
(No Beaver or Coyotes)
A-Able Raccoon and Wildlife Removal
James Parkins
503-253-3689Clackamas, Columbia, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington, YamhillAll Species
1st Call Pest Control503-585-7378Clackamas, Columbia, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington, YamhillAll Species
(No Coyotes)

The above list is compiled as a service to the citizens. The city makes no warranty as to the quality of service. This is not a complete list. This is not a recommendation. Trappers desiring to be included on this list should contact Melody Osborne at 503-538-3800.

 Winterizing Your Irrigation System

To winterize your irrigation system, follow the steps below:¹

1. Shut off the water completely, making sure that no water is entering the system. The main shut-off valve for your irrigation system needs to be “freeze proof.” If the main waterline breaks and allows water to get back into your system, you do not gain anything from the following steps.

2. Shut off automatic systems. Some irrigation systems offer a setting for shutting off the water flow while keeping the system up and running, but you're better off shutting the system completely off. This also saves electricity. But you'll need to plan on reprogramming the system in the spring. It also is a good idea to completely remove controllers from power supplies and store them, taking all steps necessary to protect the wiring. The greater the potential for periodic severe freezes, the more sense it makes to deactivate the system.

3. Analyze the system to find all possible locations for water entrapment in an exposed pipe or piece of equipment, and then take the necessary steps to thoroughly drain them.

4. Drain irrigation components that hold water. Open any component that allows water flow to make sure that no water is stored above the shut off. During the draining process, check sprinklers located in low spots where surface water could accumulate and drain back into the system. Do not overlook any openings where water could reenter the system.

5. Drain the water from the pipes. You can do this using gravity or by blowing out the pipes. Blowing out the pipes is more thorough and will ensure that you're getting the water out. The key to blowing out your irrigation system successfully lies not in high pressure but large volumes of air. You have to have enough air to push all of the water out of the system. With enough air, you only need to have about 50 psi to blow out most systems. It is a good idea to run air through your system twice with each winterization project.

6. Insulate components and valves above ground. You can use insulation tape for this. Do not block the air vents and drain outlets on your systems components.

If you have an emergency after hours, and need assistance from the Public Works Department, please call Newberg Dundee Dispatch at 503/ 538-8321. They will contact the employee on call.

¹ Sources:
http://grounds-mag.com/mag/grounds_maintenance_winterize_irrigation_system/index.html     Dirk Lenie, “Weathering the Winter,” Grounds Maintenance, October 1999; Jess Stryker's Landscape Irrigation Tutorials, http://www.irrigationtutorials.com/winter.htm; RainBird, http://www.rainbird.com/diy/support/winterization.htm.