The path from Parkhill Street to the reservoir site will be closed.
Waluga Reservoir 1 Roof Replacement Construction Update
This summer, design and permitting was completed for the project to replace the roof and columns of the Waluga Reservoir 1 (WR1). The Lake Oswego Council recently awarded Ward Henshaw Construction Company Inc. (Ward Henshaw) the construction contract for the project. Ward Henshaw is the contractor that recently built the new Waluga Reservoir 2.
Construction Starting Soon
Starting next week, crews expect to begin preliminary site activities, to prepare for construction. This includes installing tree protection fencing, erosion control measures and mobilizing equipment to the site. Construction is set to begin in early-mid October and be complete in spring 2017.
Tap water is the most important thing in our lives. It provides public health protection, fire suppression, drives our economy and supports the quality of life we enjoy.
Most Americans take water, and the systems that bring it to and from homes and businesses, for granted. We turn on the tap, and safe drinking water reliably comes out. We flush the toilet, and don’t have to think twice about where it goes.
September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. Experts predict the Pacific Northwest is overdue for a large earthquake, which may severely damage water systems and other infrastructure. As part of the water project, we’ve taken steps to ensure the resiliency of our cities’ drinking water system – our new facilities and major pipelines are designed and constructed to remain functional after a 9.0 magnitude seismic event. However, even with these significant improvements, in the event of a natural disaster, customers may experience a prolonged disruption of water service. Emergency water supply stations would need to be set up at key locations across the city to pass out water to impacted customers. This means we all need to rely on our own resources until help arrives.