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...

Project News

Thursday - February 19, 2015

Microtunnel machine to begin boring under River Road and McLoughlin Boulevard

Crews installing a temporary well at the microtunnel site

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) - testing continues, commisioning to begin!
  • Meldrum Bar Park pipeline work - continues next week through the ballfield parking lot
  • Microtunnel at Jensen Road pathway - tunnel boring machine to begin soon

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Friday - February 13, 2015

Waluga Reservoir coming together inside and out

Mixing manifold and pipe supports

Waluga Reservoir 2 (WR2) Construction Update

Mixing manifold

Crews have removed the scaffolding and shoring inside the WR2 that were needed to support the roof and have hauled the materials off site. Over the next few weeks, they will install the reservoir’s mixing manifold and pipe supports.

WR2 wrapping and roof

The cable wrapping of WR2 is complete and the last of the shotcrete has been applied. Crews are now working on the roof to install the remaining roof hatches as well as the lightning proctection.

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Thursday - February 5, 2015

More than a mile of pipe installed on Highway 43

Welding a steel closure ring to join two pieces of the 48" steel pipe on Highway 43

West Linn Pipeline Construction Update

Two crews continue to lay pipe on Highway 43 in West Linn and Lake Oswego, and more than a mile of pipe has been installed!

This week, crews placed some temporary striping in areas on Highway 43 to improve lane delineation. Steel plates and temporary pavement patches are present in the roadway, which can leave the road rough and uneven - driving at slower speeds is recommended. These delays are temporary and we appreciate your patience during this time.

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Thursday - January 29, 2015

Lake Oswego Pipeline Construction Update

This update includes construction work in the following areas:

  • Chandler Road/10th Street - pipe installation expected to begin mid-late February
  • State Street - CenturyLink fiber conduit relocation nearly complete
  • Highway 43 nighttime construction - continues near Holy Names Drive

For the most up to date information on construction and road closures, follow @LOTwater on Twitter, visit work underway, call the hotline on 503-697-6502 or contact us.

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Friday - January 23, 2015

Bonita Pump Station Construction Update

Crews placing rebar in preparation for the concrete floor to be poured.

Night construction – intersection of Bonita Road and Milton Court

Next week, crews will begin night work at the intersection of Bonita Road and Milton Court to install pipelines near the new Bonita Pump Station from 8 p.m. – 5 a.m., Monday to Friday. During this time, expect temporary delays as there will be a single lane closure to accommodate equipment and materials. During work hours, the traffic signal at 74th Avenue will be turned off and flaggers will guide vehicles through the construction area. Neighbors can expect to see and hear excavators, dump trucks and lighting. After work is completed each night, the area will be backfilled and temporary paving will be placed.

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