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...
Most of Oregon is experiencing moderate to severe drought. Lake Oswego is fortunate in that it gets its water from the Clackamas River and its summer flows are sustained largely by creeks and streams that originate from aquifers (groundwater). However, the streamflow of the Clackamas River is currently below normal.
The City of Lake Oswego’s Water Management and Conservation Plan, adopted by the City Council and approved by the State, specifies certain stages to implement actions in the event of a water shortage. The river level has triggered a “stage one” alert as a proactive, voluntary call to action to all Lake Oswego water customers to conserve and lower water use this summer. The City encourages its customers to be good stewards by using water efficiently and implementing water saving methods, both indoors and out.
Crews work at the receiving pit as the pipeline is tunneled under the railroad tracks.
Tigard Pipeline and Bonita Pump Station Construction Update
This construction update includes all work in Tigard for the project.
Read more for specific information on each location:
- Bonita Road Pipeline
- Pipe Installation at the Intersection of 72nd Ave. and Bonita Rd.
- Bonita Pump Station
An example of how the pavement grinding process will look prior to placing the new asphalt.
Lake Oswego Pipeline Construction Update
This update includes construction work in the following areas:
- A and B Avenues, 9th Street and Chandler Road - paving to begin this Sunday night
- State Street nighttime construction - begins in mid-July
- Highway 43 nighttime paving - expected to begin the week of June 28
- Water shutoff - portions of Ash, Bullock and Laurel Streets
For the most up to date information on construction and road closures, follow @LOTwater on Twitter, visit work underway, or contact us.
Amidst ongoing discussions about the delayed schedule for completion of the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership (LOT) water plant project in West Linn, the construction process itself continues and the water plant is about 60 percent complete, according to LOT spokesperson Katy Fulton.
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Forms in place for pouring concrete.
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) - demolition begins next month
- Bellevue Avenue - restoration and curb work almost complete
- W. Clackamas, Bellevue and Exeter - final paving is coming!
- Jensen Road pathway - pipe installation underway