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Friday - June 29, 2012

Archaeological Study Planned

Archaeological Study Planned

Technicians will begin archaeological exploratory work in Gladstone, West Linn and Lake Oswego starting next week.  They will dig several holes with a shovel within the street right-of-way to determine if archaeological deposits are present near future pipeline routes. This work will occur between July 5 and July 20, 2012. 

Activity is planned at the Clackamas River Intake Facility, Mary S. Young State Park and in Lake Oswego on Laurel Street from Highway 43 to Erickson. This research will help inform future pipeline construction efforts.  You may notice workers in the area some time during the two-week period.  Work dates and times are weather dependent and subject to change.  Work hours are between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

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Monday - June 25, 2012

Information for Lake Oswego Water Customers

Information for Lake Oswego Water Customers

If you visit this site often, you might know what’s going on with the Lake Oswego Tigard Water project.  However, if you are new or haven’t visited in a while, a new document released this week provides a helpful update on project status.

Produced as an insert for Lake Oswego’s July issue of the HelloLO monthly newsletter, this document summarizes why Lake Oswego needs to address its water system and provides helpful updates on the various parts of this complex infrastructure improvement project.

We hope you’ll find this document a helpful tool in understanding the importance of the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership.  To learn more about the project, please visit the project library and look for the Water Savvys. These cover a range of topics  from environmental impact to cost/financing, all written to provide useful information for anyone interested in the Partnership.

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Thursday - June 21, 2012

Diving into water issues

Diving into water issues

By Lori Hall, West Linn Tidings

In the news..

'Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.' That is what sixth graders at Rosemont Ridge Middle School recently learned. Although the Earth is mostly covered in water, only 1 percent is drinkable.

Inspired by a sustainability class, sixth-grade teacher Lisia Farley wanted to get her social science classes to focus on a world issue and boil it down to a community issue.

At the start of the school year, students explored what civilizations need to survive. Water was a key component.

Read the full article at www.WestLinnTidings.com

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Friday - June 15, 2012

West Linn meetings to address resident concerns

West Linn meetings to address resident concerns

By Rachel Stark, The Oregonian

In the news..

West Linn residents sharing a neighborhood with a Lake Oswego-owned water treatment plant will have two opportunities this month to hear updates and voice their concerns about the contentious proposed expansion of the plant.

Monday, 6 p.m. at West Linn City Hall and June 27 6 p.m. at West Linn Lutheran Church.

Read the full article at www.oregonlive.com.

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Thursday - June 7, 2012

City Councils Hear Update on Water Project

City Councils Hear Update on Water Project

On May 22, the Lake Oswego and Tigard City Councils met jointly to receive an update on the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership.  The report covered the Partnership’s progress on design, permitting, public outreach, project schedule and budget.

The project team reported that engineering design efforts are on schedule to meet the Partnership’s June 2016 completion goal. Program expenditures to date and estimated project costs remain within the budgeted range.  Water rate increases already approved by Lake Oswego and Tigard Councils will be sufficient to cover the projected costs.

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Thursday - June 7, 2012

Cities look to update emergency water agreement

Cities look to update emergency water agreement

By Lori Hall, West Linn Tidings 

In the news..

To keep the proposed Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Treatment Plant (LOT) process moving, West Linn staff is reviewing the emergency water intertie agreement it holds with Lake Oswego.

Since 1984, West Linn has had an intergovernmental agreement with Lake Oswego that the city can tap into Lake Oswego’s water supply if West Linn’s system is compromised. Under an existing agreement with Lake Oswego, West Linn has an intertie at Old River Road and Kenthorpe Way.

Read the full article at WestLinnTidings.com