About Gem State Water

Sunriver Utilities has been in the water and wastewater business since 1969.  Located in the foothills of the Cascade mountains in Central Oregon, Sunriver is a popular destination known for its natural beauty. It is one of the largest resort communities in the Pacific Northwest.  

Sunriver’s fresh water comes from three primary wells that draw water from the Upper Deschutes Basin Aquifer. Our water distribution system is composed of nearly 81 miles of water main. 

Sunriver Utilities also operates its own wastewater treatment plant that treats an average of 500,000 gallons of wastewater per day. The by-products from our treatment plant not only provide irrigation to an 18-hole golf course on the north end of Sunriver but are also used to create compost that we sell to the community. 

Sunriver Utilities has been in the business to serve our customers since 1969. We have a total of 4744 accounts, and are still growing at steady rate. We work diligently to make sure all of our customers' needs are taken care of on a daily basis, so if you need anything please let us know.

- Tim Smith, Sunriver Utilities General Manager