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Thursday - November 28, 2013

Why water quality matters in Tigard

In this video Tigard water customers talk about why great tasting and safe drinking water is important to them.

Wednesday - November 27, 2013

Looking into LOT

Lori Hall, Lake Oswego Review

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It is perfectly silent at 7 a.m. Nov. 1 on Mapleton Drive in West Linn. No cars idling in driveways, no dogs barking, not even a bird chirping.

Then, at 7:14 a.m. there is a growing rumble heading down the road. The first of a parade of dump trucks has arrived. Every day for nearly three years, there will be ongoing construction on Kenthorpe Way and Mapleton Drive as Lake Oswego reconstructs its water treatment plant and installs a new pipeline running from the river, under Mary S. Young State Park, down Highway 43 and into Lake Oswego.

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Monday - November 25, 2013

Pipeline Construction Update: East Waluga Park, Quarry Road and Douglas Way

Following is update on upcoming pipeline construction activities in Lake Oswego, from December 2013 through February 2014. Click the "more" link below to see the full list.

For more detailed information on each of the activities, please view the latest Pipeline Construction Update newsletter or view the What to Expect During Construction flyer.

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Friday - November 22, 2013

Water Treatment Plant Construction Update

This week at the water treatment plant (WTP) construction site, work continued on installing a dewatering system to control ground water in the finished water pump station. A 100 ton mobile crane also arrived on-site, and excavation of a new clearwell access ramp for the auger cast crane was completed.

Next week will be a short week, with no work occurring on Thanksgiving Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving or Saturday November 30.

The Partnership has recently reformatted the construction updates to include more detail on construction activities, purpose and duration of work.

The table below describes what activities are happening on-site the next few weeks.

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Thursday - November 14, 2013

River Intake Construction Update

To support the future access bridge, all 27 piles have now been drilled and installed in the ground at the river intake pump station (RIPS) site.

Work is now continuing on the forms for the RIPS walls and placement of reinforced bar in the bottom of the cofferdam. A large concrete pour is scheduled to occur around the wall forms the week beginning December 2. This should take about one day. After the pour, the wall forms will be removed from the bottom layer and reinstalled above the concrete. This work will continue over the next month.

During the concrete pour, neighbors can expect some noise and an increase in truck traffic as 12-15 concrete trucks arrive at the site. Generally, during the next three weeks, work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, with no Saturday work expected. No work will occur on Thanksgiving Day or the Friday after.

For more information, please contact the Project Hotline at 503-697-6502 or email

Wednesday - November 13, 2013

Neighborhood WTP Construction Update: Next Meeting Tuesday 11/19

The fifth bi-monthly water treatment plant neighborhood construction update meeting was held on Tuesday, November 5 at Burgerville in West Linn. Seven neighbors and two City of West Linn Public Works staff attended, learned about upcoming construction and asked questions of the project team. All meeting materials are available on the project website under the ‘Past Public Meetings’ page here. A link to the November 5 meeting summary can be found here.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 19, at 5:30 p.m. in the downstairs restaurant area at Burgerville, 18350 Willamette Drive in West Linn. Please come along to keep updated on construction progress and find out about upcoming work. Coffee and cookies are provided by Burgerville.

Thursday - November 7, 2013

Water partnership calls on local businesses during construction

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You would think that making 30 tons of steel would be an impressive feat, but for Fought and Company on Southwest 72nd Avenue in Tigard, it’s just another day at the office.

The Tigard steel fabricator has completed work on several large girders, which will be used in the new Lake Oswego Tigard water system, currently under construction.

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