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

Friday - July 24, 2015

Tribal Artwork Dedication Ceremony

On Monday, July 20 at George Rogers Park (611 State Street, Lake Oswego), the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership hosted the dedication ceremony for a new cultural resources interpretive exhibit, which features educational signage and a sculpture created by Travis Stewart, a member of the Grand Ronde Tribes.

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Monday - July 20, 2015

New sculpture pays tribute to native peoples

Art installation is part of efforts by the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership to mitigate the impact of construction on an historic site

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Swimmers and sunbathers weren’t the only people flocking to the river on Monday afternoon.

Lake Oswego and Tigard city leaders, members from the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and several curious onlookers found themselves July 20 on the shores of the Willamette River, where the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership unveiled a new art display in commemoration of native people who lived and fished the river for generations.

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Friday - July 17, 2015

State Street construction begins Sunday, July 19

Railroad crossing.

Lake Oswego Pipeline Construction Update

This update includes construction work in the following areas:

  • State Street nighttime construction - begins Sunday, July 19
  • Highway 43 - paving complete!
  • Laurel Street - paving complete!
  • Chandler Road, A and B Avenues - striping complete!

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Thursday - July 9, 2015

Summer construction to tear up State Street

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If you’re planning to spend much time downtown this summer, the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership has some good news and some bad news.

The good news: Final paving of B Avenue through parts of the First Addition neighborhood and the business district has been completed.

The bad news: The next phase of construction for the $254 million project, which is designed to upgrade and increase the capacity of Lake Oswego’s water system and give Tigard direct access to water for the first time in its history, is about to begin.

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Tuesday - June 30, 2015

With Dry Weather, Water Conservation is More Important than Ever

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.

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