What is this Project?

This project increases system capacity to deliver high-quality drinking water from the Clackamas River to the communities of Lake Oswego and Tigard. Together these two communities can secure long-term access to clean, safe water for less than it would cost them to do it alone. Learn more...

Project News

Friday - March 27, 2015

Startup of solids removal structures underway at the WTP

“Cake” or dry soil from the screw presses.

Water Treatment Plant Construction Update

Work occurring on the new structures and across the site includes:

Yellow tower crane – east of site

In mid-April, the yellow tower crane is expected to be removed from the site! The red tower crane will remain to service the major work set to occur in the center and west of the site.

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Friday - March 27, 2015

Testing and chlorination to begin next month on the new reservoir

Reservoir exterior

Waluga Reservoir 2 (WR2) Construction Update

Outside the WR2

Crews are busy putting the finishing touches on the exterior of the reservoir. Over the past few weeks, the ladder, handrails and roof vents have all been installed. Lightning protection for the roof will also be installed in early April. Once the weather is consistently warmer and less wet, the exterior of the reservoir will be painted.

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Monday - March 23, 2015

Correction: Oversight Committee Meeting Location, March 23 – Tigard Public Library

The next Oversight Committee Meeting will be held on March 23, 5:30 p.m. at the Tigard Public Library, 13500 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard OR 97223. Unfortunately the location of tonight’s Oversight Committee meeting was inconsistently shown on the website as being held in two different locations. This has now been corrected. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Friday - March 20, 2015

Last piece of pipe installed on Highway 43

Final piece of 48-inch steel pipe installed on Highway 43

This update includes construction work in the following areas. Read more for specific information on each location:

  • Highway 43 - Last piece of 48-inch pipe now installed; permanent trench patch more than halfway complete!
  • Open for Business - Support local businesses along Highway 43
  • Mapleton Drive - Exploratory digging almost complete
  • Meet the Mapleton Drive Pipeline Contractor - Meeting to be held soon

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Thursday - March 19, 2015

New RIPS begins pumping water!

Tunnel boring machine being installed.

Gladstone Pipeline and River Intake Construction Update

This update includes construction work in the following areas. Read more for specific information on each location:

  • River Intake Pump Station (RIPS) - new pumps begin pumping water to the treatment plant!
  • Microtunnel at Jensen Road pathway - tunnel boring machine is installed
  • Meldrum Bar Park pipeline work - ballfield parking lot; paving set to begin
  • W. Exeter Street - equipment mobilized; pipe installation to resume

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