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Thursday - July 31, 2014

Bonita Pump Station Groundbreaking Video

The Partnership broke ground on the Bonita Pump Station this June.  Local broadcaster, Tualatin Valley Community Television (TVCTV) caught the important day on video.
 
Tigard Mayor Cook and Councilor Snider emphasized the clear importance of this facility to the community for drinking water, fire fighting and a seismically resilient water supply. Officials also touched on the symbolic importance of it: investment in and ownership of a new, contemporary water system for future generations.
 

Friday - July 25, 2014

Gladstone Pipeline and River Intake Construction Update

This update includes construction work in the following areas. Scroll down for specific information on each location:

  • River intake pump station (RIPS) on the Clackamas River
  • Pipeline work on W. Clackamas Blvd., Bellevue Ave. and W. Exeter St.
  • Horizontal directional drilling under the river in Meldrum Bar Park

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Thursday - July 24, 2014

Bonita Pump Station Construction Update

This week, crews poured concrete for the meter vault walls and began excavating for the pump can (enclosure for the pump). Soil was also removed out of the vegetated corridor to prepare for plantings in the next few months. The site for the generator pad was also graded, to prepare for a concrete pour.

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Thursday - July 24, 2014

West Linn Pipeline Construction Update: Horizontal Directional Drilling site (end of Mapleton Dr.)

The pipe casing installation is now complete! Crews installed 60-inch diameter steel casing to about 160 feet. Thank you to neighbors for your patience during this noisy activity.

Drilling of the first pilot hole under the river began last week. The hole is being drilled through rock and is currently installed to about 1,000 feet. To learn more, read Water Savvy #9, Horizontal Directional Drilling (pdf 823 kb).

This week has been a quiet one at the site, as drilling has been on hold. Crews are waiting for a different steering tool (gyroscope) to arrive in the next week. Once the gyroscope is installed, drilling will resume at the site.

During drilling, neighbors may hear noise from the drill rig and an increase in truck traffic. Work hours are 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Friday - July 18, 2014

Pipeline Construction Update: Lake Oswego

This update includes construction work in the following areas. Scroll down for specific information on each location:

  • Final paving is coming!
  • Douglas Way/Lake Grove Elementary School
  • Boones Ferry Road crossing – night work
  • Iron Mountain Blvd. progress
  • B Ave. storm drain line and water pipeline
  • Laurel/Erickson/Hwy 43 between Laurel and south city limits

For the most up to date information on construction and road closures, please visit work underway or contact us.

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Friday - July 18, 2014

Water Treatment Plant Construction Update

This week, crews encased the 48” overflow piping near the chemical building in concrete and began backfilling the trench. The thickener mechanism arrived at the site and will be installed in the gravity thickener tank in the next few weeks. Rebar and in-slab conduit continues to be installed for the chemical and electrical buildings. Walls will soon be complete for the mechanical dewatering building. Crews continue to work on the ballasted flocculation walls and suspended slabs.

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Friday - July 18, 2014

Waluga Reservoir 2 (WR2)/Carman Drive Construction Update

This update includes construction work in the following areas. Read more for specific information on each location:

  • Reservoir site work: foundation, water line work
  • Carman Dr. road work/traffic control
  • Douglas Way pipeline work
  • Upcoming East Waluga parking lot paving

For the most up to date information on construction and traffic impacts, please visit work underway, call the hotline on 503-697-6502 or contact us.

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Thursday - July 10, 2014

Gladstone Pipeline and River Intake Construction Update

This update includes construction work in the following areas. Scroll down for specific information on each location:

  • River intake pump station (RIPS) on the Clackamas River
  • Pipelines east of McLoughlin Blvd. (W. Clackamas Blvd., Bellevue Ave. and
    W. Exeter St.)
  • Pipelines in Meldrum Bar Park
  • Horizontal directional drilling under the river in Meldrum Bar Park 

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Thursday - July 10, 2014

West Linn Pipeline Construction Update: Horizontal Directional Drilling site (end of Mapleton Dr.)

Pipe casing installation progressing well

The pipe casing work started last week and is progressing well at the HDD site, just north of Mary S. Young Park. The 60-inch steel casing has been installed to about 160 feet, and is almost complete. Thank you to neighbors for your patience during this noisy activity. Crews are now determining if they have reached stable, solid ground (bedrock) before drilling the pilot hole under the river. Additional casing lengths may need to be installed using the pressurized hammer, depending on ground conditions.

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Thursday - July 3, 2014

Waluga Reservoir 2 (WR2)/Carman Drive Construction Update

This update includes construction work in the following areas. Scroll down for specific information on each location:

  • NW Natural Gas work in Carman Dr.: 6/20 to 7/2, M-F, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Other Carman Dr. roadwork
  • Reservoir site work: rock placement, storm drain line and rock wall
  • Quarry Road is open; Douglas Way is closed
  • How we are building a strong and safe reservoir

For the most up to date information on construction and traffic impacts, please visit work underway or contact us.

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Thursday - July 3, 2014

Water Treatment Plant Construction Update

This week, crews starting excavating and installing the slide rail shoring system for the new 48” overflow pipe near the chemical building. This is the same shoring system that was used on-site last month for the 54” pipe (not sheet piling that was used earlier this year). Auger cast pile drilling also resumed to support the new pipe, and will continue next week. Over the next few weeks, crews will lay the 48” overflow piping, weld it together and then encase it in concrete.

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Wednesday - July 2, 2014

Bonita Pump Station Construction Update

Last week, crews removed rock and debris from an old road bed within the vegetative corridor around the wetlands.

Over the next two weeks, soil testing will be completed to check for nutrients to see which soil amendments are needed for the corridor before planting occurs in October. The split rail fencing around a portion of the site (to match the fencing along a portion of the frontage in Bonita Park across the street) will also be installed. Irrigation for the vegetated corridor will also be put in place.

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Wednesday - July 2, 2014

Pipeline Construction Update: Lake Oswego

This update includes construction work in the following areas. Scroll down for specific information on each location:

  • Douglas Way – Detour!
  • Iron Mountain Blvd. update
  • B Ave storm drain line and water pipeline
  • McVey Ave. - Downtown Lake Oswego – utility locates through July
  • "Meet the Contractor" meeting for Laurel/Erickson/HWY 43 (between Laurel and Marylhurst) scheduled for July 16.

For the most up to date information on construction and road closures, please visit work underway, call the hotline on 503-697-6502 or email lotwater@ci.oswego.or.us.

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