Frequently Asked Questions

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Background

What is the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership?

How does this project benefit my community?

What other options were considered?

Under the Partnership agreement, who is in charge? Who owns and operates key facilities?

Water Source, Supply and Rights

What is the drinking water source for the Partnership?

How are the cities allowed to use water from a resource owned by the public?

How much water will Lake Oswego and Tigard withdraw from the Clackamas River?

What is a water permit extension?

What is the background and current status of the water permit extension?

If the extension decision is still pending, what risk does this pose for supplying water to Lake Oswego and Tigard? What is being done to mitigate any risk?

What fish protection conditions exist for the current water permits?

How is the Partnership protecting fish and water quality in the Clackamas? Are conservation plans being implemented?

I've heard the Partnership's increased withdrawals will "dry up the river." Is this true?

System Expansion and Treatment Facilities

How much has water production expanded?

Why such a large project for what seems like a small increase in drinking water capacity for Lake Oswego?

Where are key Partnership water facilities located?

Why did Lake Oswego's facilities need improvement?

Is the new system seismically resilient?

What was the cost of the program and who is paying for it?

What water treatment technologies are used?

How does ozone treatment work?

More Information

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