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 - August 21, 2015

Bonita Pump Station taking final steps towards completion

Crew to landscape grounds and complete irrigation system installation.

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 Pump Station
  • Bonita Road Pipeline

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Monday - August 17, 2015

Night work begins on McLoughlin Boulevard (Hwy. 99E)

Crews use a wire saw to cut wall slabs off the header room.

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 almost complete!
  • Nissan dealership, Teriyaki Grill and River Road - final pipeline crossing
  • McLoughlin Blvd. (Hwy. 99E) - night work begins tonight

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Friday - August 14, 2015

Special Construction Reminder: Lake Oswego

Railroad crossing near Foothills Road on State Street (Highway 43) in Lake Oswego.

Pipeline Work at Railroad Crossing on State Street Requires 48-Hour Weekend Construction Beginning Aug. 15

Beginning Saturday, Aug. 15 at 6 a.m., crews will start a period of 48-hour, continuous work to install the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership’s new pipeline under the railroad tracks on State Street (Highway 43). Construction is expected to occur until as late as 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 17.

Travelers should expect significant delays and traffic congestion in downtown Lake Oswego during this 48-hour period. The Partnership encourages travelers to avoid the area, if possible, and use alternate routes.

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Thursday - August 6, 2015

Pipeline Work at Railroad Crossing on State Street Requires 48-Hour Weekend Construction Beginning Aug. 15

In the news...

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. – Beginning Saturday, Aug. 15 at 6 a.m., crews will start a period of 48-hour, continuous work to install the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership’s new pipeline under the railroad tracks on State Street (Highway 43). Construction is expected to occur until as late as 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 17.

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Wednesday - August 5, 2015

Questions about the Partnership’s water source and water rights?

The City of Lake Oswego holds two water rights on the Clackamas River, one issued in 1967 for 32.3 million gallons per day (mgd) and one issued in 1973 for 5.8 mgd. The total amount of water allowed to be used under these two permits is 38 million gallons per day (MGD).  Half of Lake Oswego’s larger 1967 water right (total of 16 mgd) is certificated—meaning it has completed the state permitting process and is considered a property right, which cannot be revoked. The other half is in the permit development process, along with the 5.8 mgd right.

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