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Tuesday - May 9, 2017

National Drinking Water Week – May 7-13

Your Water: to know it is to love it

The average American uses 100 gallons of water a day. How often do you think about how our water is purified, or what it goes through in order to reach our homes? Behind the tap is a complex network of infrastructure, and at the heart of Lake Oswego and Tigard’s system is a new, state-of-the-art water treatment plant which produces and delivers fresh, safe, reliable drinking water year-round. It’s where all the magic happens!

To celebrate drinking water week (May 7-13), we are sharing the story behind the magic of clean drinking water - how Clackamas River water is treated and purified to exceed safe drinking water standards for Lake Oswego and Tigard communities.

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Friday - May 5, 2017

Hardscaping features taking shape at the treatment plant

Water Treatment Plant Construction Update

WTP staff continue their testing of the ozone system, which should be fully online this month.

Over the last two weeks, several of the contractor’s temporary construction trailers were dismantled and removed off-site, along with a few large excavators. The last of the large trailers will be leaving the site early next week. Two small trailers will be present for the remaining work.

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Friday - April 28, 2017

Reservoir chlorination, fill and testing begins early May

Waluga Reservoir 1 Roof Replacement Construction Update

The end is in sight! Grading is now complete around the tank, and new rock has been placed. Reservoir roof hatches have also been poured.

Early next week, the interior of the WR1 will be cleaned and chlorinated. Shortly afterwards, crews will begin filling the WR1 for a week of testing before it is placed back in service.

All work and site restoration is expected to be complete in late May.

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Thursday - April 13, 2017

Concrete pours complete: the Waluga Reservoir has a new roof!

Waluga Reservoir 1 Roof Replacement Construction Update

The reservoir has a new roof! Despite dealing with one of the wettest winters on record, crews found a long enough break in the rain to pour the final quadrant late last month.

Recent aerial photos captured in early March show half of the newly poured roof, with two remaining quadrants ready to be poured (rebar and shoring support also shown).

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Tuesday - April 4, 2017

Paving & Traffic Notice: Oswego Village & State Street near Starbucks Wed. 4/5/17

Last December, emergency repair work was conducted on a broken sewer line and man hole located in the Oswego Village parking lot and a portion of State Street, near Starbucks and the 365 market. Throughout the winter, a temporary pavement patch has been in place over the repaired sewer line. Crews have been waiting for the weather to improve before conducting the final restoration and repaving work.

Tomorrow, Wednesday April 5, the final paving will take place between 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. within the Oswego Village parking lot. During this time, the access directly in front of Starbucks on State Street will be closed. Access to Starbucks and the 365 market will be available at the Oswego Village main traffic signal at State Street and Northshore Road. Pedestrian and customer access will be maintained at all times.

To complete the paving work, a single northbound lane will be closed on State Street, near Starbucks, between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Please watch for signage and expect some delays during this time.

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