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Friday - June 28, 2013

Bid on Water Facility Brings Savings for Water Partnership

Lake Oswego Press Release

Bid Opening Results
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Bid Tabulation Results (pdf, 184 kb )

LAKE OSWEGO – On June 27, 2013, the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership received bids from seven prequalified general contractors for construction of its drinking water treatment plant. The responsive low bid was submitted by Slayden Construction Group, in the amount of $66,101,464, about $4 million below project estimates. The water treatment plant is the largest facility in the Partnership’s program to upgrade Lake Oswego’s water system to serve both communities.

“This is good news for our ratepayers,” said Lake Oswego Mayor, Kent Studebaker. “A positive financing climate, lower than expected construction bids and the opportunity to have a partner (Tigard) help us save money in the long run.”

“Today is a significant milestone,” said Tigard Mayor John Cook. “It’s time to get to work on this important project so that we can provide our community with the water it needs while providing opportunities to create over 2,200 family-wage jobs.

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Friday - June 28, 2013

Upcoming Water Conservation Trainings

PGE is offering a free class to its industial and commercial customers entitled, "Energy and Water Trends" on Wednesday July 10, 2013.

This free half-day seminar is geared toward businesses, non-profits, governments, schools & other institutions. Attendees will learn how they can wisely manage their organization's use of valuable energy & water resources in its day-to-day operations. Attendees will also learn about current local trends in energy use, and how they can participate in shaping the future. For more information, visit the Energy Education Center.

Lake Oswego residential and business customers can also take advantage of two upcoming classes offered by the City called, "Water Strategies to Help Lower Your Bills" on July 11 and July 18, 2013.

Thursday - June 27, 2013

Lake Oswego-Tigard water system construction awaiting key permit

By Inka Bajandas, DJC Oregon

In the news...

The cities of Lake Oswego and Tigard this summer are hiring contractors for a $250 million project to create a shared drinking water system.

The Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership in March awarded Stayton-based Slayden Construction Group a contract to build a river intake pump station on the Clackamas River in Gladstone, and it plans this summer and fall to hire more contractors to build other portions of the water system.

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Thursday - June 20, 2013

Soapbox: Benefits of water partnership extend beyond city limits

By Craig Dirksen - Editorial, The Tigard Tualatin Times

Soon, the city of Tigard will have its own water supply. The cities of Lake Oswego and Tigard have formed a partnership to share a joint water supply and construct and operate treatment facilities to provide their residents with safe, reliable water for the foreseeable future.

Construction of the water intake on the Clackamas River and the water treatment plant have begun, with the goal of having them in operation by 2016, when Tigard’s current water contract with the city of Portland expires. By creating this partnership, both cities will realize extensive gains and savings over each city “going it alone.”

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Thursday - June 20, 2013

West Linn Thank You

West Linn Thank You

Tigard and Lake Oswego’s Mayors sent a public thank you to the citizens and businesses of West Linn. Didn’t see it?  Click on the image below to see the letter from the West Linn Tidings.

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Tuesday - June 11, 2013

Getting Good Value for What We Pay

By Lake Oswego Mayor Kent Studebaker

Getting Good Value for What We Pay

Utility rates for water, wastewater, transportation and storm water will be on residents’ minds when recently approved increases go into effect in July. The average household’s per month charge for these four important services is $121 now and will increase by $8, to $129.

I do not like paying more for services any more than you do. The present Council is working to keep the water project costs as low as possible, and is negotiating with Tigard to reduce our capital costs.  Having said that, we must recognize that we do get value from these taken-for-granted services which are largely buried in the ground.

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Wednesday - June 5, 2013

Recent Neighborhood Outreach

The Lake Oswego Tigard Partnership held two recent neighborhood meetings.  The first meeting was to introduce neighbors to Slayden Construction Group who will lead construction of the Clackamas River Intake Pump Station in Gladstone.  The second was to review Waluga Reservoir plans with neighbors before plans are submitted to the City of Lake Oswego for land use permit approval.

To learn more about these projects and view handouts or meeting summaries, visit the project page for Waluga Reservoir or the Clackamas River Intake Pump Station.

Wednesday - June 5, 2013

Waluga Reservoir Neighbors Meeting

Waluga Reservoir Neighbors Meeting

Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership staff met with Waluga reservoir neighbors on Tuesday, May 28 at the Lake Oswego West End Building.  The meeting was held to let neighbors know that the conditional use application for the reservoir and associated pipeline projects will be submitted mid-June 2013. The anticipated land use schedule was presented at the meeting along with the most current project designs.

The anticipated land use schedule can by found by clicking here.

A summary of the meeting can be found by clicking here.