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Thursday - September 24, 2015

LOT: Green and resilient

Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership designed to be energy efficient, environmentally responsible and earthquake resistant

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A year and a half shy of its projected completion date, the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership received a rebate check for more than $82,000 from Energy Trust of Oregon.

The check was in recognition of the project’s use of energy-efficient equipment — specifically the upgraded variable-frequency drives at its River Intake Pump Station that now require much less energy to pump water from the Clackamas River.

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Friday - September 18, 2015

HDD Pullback video wins 3CMA Savvy Award

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The Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership has won the first place Savvy Award from the City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA) for its video about the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) process used to install 3,900 feet of water pipe under the Willamette River. The award was presented Sept. 10 during the 3CMA national conference in Atlanta.

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Wednesday - September 16, 2015

Honoring our History: A Public Art Dedication Ceremony

Experience the dedication of the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership’s cultural resources interpretive exhibit featuring educational signage and a sculpture created by the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde.

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Wednesday - September 9, 2015

Upcoming Oversight Committee Meeting

The next Oversight Committee meeting will be held Monday, September 14 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm in the Oswego Room at the West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego. All meetings are open to the public.

Tuesday - September 8, 2015

Green design features reduce carbon footprint of Lake Oswego and Tigard’s water facilities

Being green is not easy, but the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership was determined to incorporate energy-efficient elements in the design and construction of its $254 million water supply system.

In 2008, the cities of Lake Oswego and Tigard joined together to form a partnership to replace, upgrade and expand Lake Oswego’s old and undersized water supply system infrastructure, to ensure a long term, reliable supply of high-quality drinking water for both communities.

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Thursday - September 3, 2015

Built to Last: a new, resilient water system

With recent studies predicting a major earthquake occurring in the Pacific Northwest sometime within the next 50 years, the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership has taken steps to ensure the survivability of its drinking water system. By requiring each of its new water supply facilities to be designed and constructed to remain functional after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, the Partnership has improved its odds of bouncing back quickly from a significant seismic event. Here are several design features that will help keep water flowing soon after an earthquake:

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