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Thursday - December 13, 2012

Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership appealing denial of applications for treatment plant expansion in West Linn

Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership appealing denial of applications for treatment plant expansion in West Linn

The Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership is appealing a decision by the West Linn Planning Commission after it denied conditional use applications for an expansion of Lake Oswego’s water treatment plant in a West Linn neighborhood.

The commission voted unanimously last month to deny the applications, with commissioners stressing the project’s lack of benefit to West Linn.

Read the full article at OregonLive.com

Monday - December 3, 2012

Lake Oswego Receives Emergency Water System

Lake Oswego Receives Emergency Water Systemwater_purification_system_truck

The Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership was initiated, first and foremost, to assure a safe and reliable source of water for customers in the two service areas, particularly in an emergency.  Lake Oswego’s existing system is aging and undersized—not reliable enough to weather a significant natural disaster.  Also, there are limited connections to back-up supplies in neighboring communities, leaving Lake Oswego customers isolated if tragedy should strike locally.

In a continuing effort to prepare for possible emergencies, Lake Oswego recently received a Homeland Security grant for a mobile water purification system.  The system will be an asset for the region, and available for use by other communities during a catastrophic event.

Lake Oswego is fortunate to have this asset in our community—another way that the City is working to protect the safety of its citizens.

To learn more about the mobile water purification system, read the full press release. Or read the article in the Oregonian, Lake Oswego's new emergency water purifier could provide 30,000 gallons of water per day to region, December 3, 2012.