Bid on Water Facility Brings Savings for Water Partnership
Lake Oswego Press Release
LAKE OSWEGO – On June 27, 2013, the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership received bids from seven prequalified general contractors for construction of its drinking water treatment plant. The responsive low bid was submitted by Slayden Construction Group, in the amount of $66,101,464, about $4 million below project estimates. The water treatment plant is the largest facility in the Partnership’s program to upgrade Lake Oswego’s water system to serve both communities.
“This is good news for our ratepayers,” said Lake Oswego Mayor, Kent Studebaker. “A positive financing climate, lower than expected construction bids and the opportunity to have a partner (Tigard) help us save money in the long run.”
“Today is a significant milestone,” said Tigard Mayor John Cook. “It’s time to get to work on this important project so that we can provide our community with the water it needs while providing opportunities to create over 2,200 family-wage jobs.
The water treatment plant is one of five facilities that will be upgraded and modernized to serve both communities. Other facilities to be bid in the future include 9.6 miles of pipeline in Lake Oswego, West Linn, Gladstone and Tigard, a new water reservoir in Lake Oswego and a new pump station in Tigard.
For questions about the bids, please contact Joel Komarek, Project Director at 503-697-6588. For project information, contact Jane Heisler, Communications Director at 503-697-6502, or go to lotigardwater.org.