The Tumalo Irrigation District has upped the reward for information on whoever vandalized an irrigation pipeline near Pinehurst Road in January.
The agency is now offering $5,000 for info that leads to an arrest and $25,000 for information that leads to a conviction.
During final inspections and testing of the new pipeline in late March, crews found multiple holes were intentionally drilled into the 36″ polyethylene pipeline northwest of Bend, according to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.
The holes were believed to have been drilled sometime between January 6-13th.
If you have any information, contact the DCSO at 541-693-6911 reference case number 21-15441.
The pipeline is part of a state and federally funded system improvement project intended to leave more water in area streams and rivers while providing farmers with pressurized, more reliable water for crops.