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Tuesday - September 20, 2011

Tree inventory and tagging

Tree inventory and tagging

Over the next few weeks, in certain areas, crews will begin to inventory every tree over 5” inches in diameter within the public right of way, or within a future potential pipeline right of way on private property. This inventory is a land use requirement which will result in a Tree Protection Plan. To see a list of where this survey work will take place see the "Look Ahead" calendar.

2011-09/treetag_1.jpgTrees may be tagged on private property, but only if the drip-line of the tree extends into the right of way.  The tags are small, silver tags (see image) that are attached to the tree with a staple, and contain a number.  Please note that no trees will be removed - just tagged for inventory purposes so the Tree Protection Plan can be created.

Thursday - September 15, 2011

In the News

In the News

Mini Today paves way for huge tomorrow

In the news..

Everyone knows how big the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership is. Someday it will produce up to 32 million gallons of drinking water a day.

But the project is starting out small. Two key parts of a miniature water plant – ozonation and filtration units – were installed on Sept. 6 at the city of Lake Oswego's water treatment plant in West Linn.

The main reason the little plant is necessary is that the state requires pilot studies.

But the mini water plant will set the stage for the major plant by providing a huge amount of information that will be used to assure that the new operation provides plentiful, safe water in the most cost-effective way.

Read more of this story at LakeOswegoReview.com

Wednesday - September 7, 2011

Contractor selected

Contractor selected

In the news..

On September 6, 2011 the Lake Oswego City Council approved a contract with Black & Veatch for the design of the Pumping and Storage portion of the LO Tigard Partnership project. This portion includes the new Waluga Reservoir construction and a pump station near Bonita Road in Tigard. Of the bids received, the Black & Veatch bid was seleted as the most competitive by the selection team.

Project staff will make design recommendations and draft a Good Neighbor Plan for the new Waluga Reservoir this winter, with design happening through fall of 2012, and construction starting in 2013.