WPN is a certified water rights examiner (CWRE) in Oregon and Washington State and specializes in the following services:
- Water Right Permits - A permit is the authorization from the Department necessary to begin constructing a water system and begin using water. Once the Department issues a permit, if the user complies with the conditions of the permit and develops their water right, the Department cannot later decide to revoke or change the permit or impose new standards for the use.
- Water Right Final Proofs - Once the water project is completed, the permit holder must submit proof of water use to the Department. Except for certain small ponds, a water user must hire a CWRE to survey the extent of water use, and within one year of completion submit a map and claim of beneficial use to the Water Resources Department.
- Water Right Transfers - The point of diversion or the place of water use under a permit may be changed by submitting an application to the Department. Under certain circumstances permit holders may also change a surface water point of diversion to a nearby ground water source. The other terms and conditions in the permit cannot be changed.
- Water Right Mapping - Water right mapping must accompany water right permit and water right transfer applications. Any map must include the proposed type of use, proposed source located according to township, range, and section, all infrastructure and affected property owners.