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Wednesday - May 25, 2016

Lake Oswego Pipeline Construction Update Night Work

Highway 43 – night work May 25th and 26th

Crews will be working at the intersection of Highway 43 and Laurel Street, and Highway 43 and Burnham Road this Wednesday and Thursday nights. Final pipe abandonment work will be conducted. Motorists should expect partial lane closures and anticipate delays. Temporary pavement patching will be placed and final paving of the area will occur in the next few weeks. Neighbors should expect an increase in noise for these two nights.

Nighttime work hours on Highway 43 are 8:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. Please drive with caution while traveling through the construction zones and be sure to follow the directions given by flaggers.

For more information about the project, please contact us or follow @lotwater on Twitter.

Monday - May 23, 2016

Paving Alert – McVey Avenue

Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 24, crews will be conducting paving activities along McVey Avenue from Erickson to State Street and at the entrances to the Bay Roc Apartments.

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Monday - May 23, 2016

Oversized delivery to the treatment plant

On Wednesday, May 25th, an oversized lowboy truck carrying a large tank (approximately 10.5 ft. tall, 32 ft. long by 9.5 ft. wide) and equipment for the new ozone system will be delivered to the water treatment plant.

The truck will enter the plant site from Highway 43 and Mapleton Drive and exit on Kenthorpe Way. A pilot car will escort the vehicle. There may be some short-term traffic delays during the delivery.

If needed, the orange safety barriers at the corner of Mapleton Drive and Highway 43 may be temporarily moved to help accommodate the delivery. The yellow traffic delineators installed at the end of Mapleton Drive are not removable without breaking them. If any are impacted during the delivery, they will be reinstalled shortly after.

We appreciate your patience with this delivery. If you have any questions, please email or call 503-697-6502.

Monday - May 16, 2016

Second major phase of plant construction coming to a close

An exciting milestone is expected to be reached later this week with the operation of the new filters! With the startup and commissioning of the filters, work at the site is successfully transitioning to its third and final phase. The final phase of work includes demolishing the existing filters and administration building, installing the new ozone system and final site improvements, restoration and landscaping.

Information about onsite work is outlined below. Please note, schedules are subject to change.

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Tuesday - May 10, 2016

Partnership wins 2016 Excellence in Communication Awards

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2016 AWWA Excellence in 
Communication Award

The Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership received an Excellence in Communication Award last week from the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Water Works Association.

The Partnership won Best Strategic Communications Plan for its comprehensive business outreach strategy for pipeline construction on Highway 43, a plan Partnership staff developed in response to community concerns about construction impacts in West Linn’s business district. The Plan included a “shop local” marketing campaign that used promotional videos, newspaper advertising, signage, reusable shopping bags and coupons to support and promote local businesses during construction. The Partnership was recognized for its proactive campaign to ensure that businesses were informed before construction began, and shoppers were encouraged to shop local during construction.

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Monday - May 2, 2016

National Drinking Water Week

Let’s celebrate National Drinking Water Week and our unsung heroes!

Tap water provides public health protection, fire suppression, drives our economy and supports the quality of life we enjoy.

When you turn on your tap, your water arrives from a complex system operated and maintained by dedicated professionals. This week we celebrate the critical role water plays in our daily lives, and give thanks to the many people and infrastructure that delivers clean, safe drinking water to homes and businesses every day.

Lake Oswego and Tigard have so much to celebrate. With the recent completion of our new water pipelines – the backbone of the water system - we now have the most reliable and resilient water system in Oregon. In the coming months, we will also enjoy an advanced treatment process that will produce safer and better tasting water year-round.

To celebrate National Drinking Water Week (May 1-7), we are sharing the story of the people who work day and night to deliver the highest quality drinking water available to your home. They provide an essential service running your water system safely. They are unsung heroes in our communities.

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