The Hermiston City Council and Umatilla County Commissioners will come together at noon on April 17 to celebrate the start of work on a $4.1 million water storage and system expansion project aimed at accommodating more than 1,000 new housing units in Hermiston over the next decade.
The groundbreaking will be at noon on April 17 on E. Punkin Center Road, west of N.E. 10th Street.
The water system improvements will bring adequate water pressure and piping directly to a large swath of developable residential land. Within Hermiston’s Urban Growth Boundary, these improvements will reach nearly 300 acres of residential land which is comprised of 13 individual parcels that are all at least 10 acres in size, and currently have no more than one home on them. The large parcels with few existing improvements make it easier for builders to develop in to more housing.