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Thursday - September 26, 2013

"Down the River Clean-Up" Video

The Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership was a proud sponsor of the 11th Annual Down the River Clean-Up on the Clackamas River on September 8th, 2013. Nearly 2 tons of trash were collected by over 350 volunteers! Watch this video to learn more.

Monday - September 23, 2013

Construction Update

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Construction is getting underway along more portions of the project from Gladstone to Lake Oswego.  Construction began this summer at the River Intake Pump Station (RIPS) along the southerly bank of the Clackamas River in Gladstone, and recently started at the Water Treatment Plant in West Linn.

The next important step is the construction of new pipelines to connect these facilities.  Emery & Sons Construction, Inc. will construct the first portion of pipeline in Lake Oswego from 5th Street near the Lake to the Waluga Reservoir.  Their bid came in last month at about $660,000 below project estimates, a savings for the project. Construction is estimated to begin late October/early November.  The next pipeline section is under the Willamette River from Gladstone to West Linn, followed by a section through Gladstone connecting to the River Intake. Lake Oswego Council is scheduled to act on those contracts in December and January with construction starting on each next year.

Friday - September 20, 2013

Water crises up interest in mobile purification

By Kara Hansen Murphey, Portland Tribune

In the news...

When residents of Baker City recently found themselves unable to drink the water produced by their eastern Oregon town, they looked elsewhere for a safe, clean source. One of their fallbacks turned out to be across the state — in Lake Oswego.

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Sunday - September 8, 2013

11th Annual Down the River Clean Up on the Clackamas

Float and fill the boat! This is an on-river, volunteer clean up. All non-motorized watercrafts are invited! Attracting over 400 people, and typically removing 3-4 tons of trash from the river that provides more than 300,000 residents with fresh drinking water, We Love Clean Rivers and Clackamas River Basin Council hopes you will join them in making this 11th Anniversary a splashing success!

After volunteers float and fill their boats, all are invited back to Barton County Park from 3-6PM for a family friendly celebration with a free BBQ, live music by Tubs of Love, Hopworks beer, booths, games, prizes and a great silent auction.

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