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Thursday - July 12, 2012

LO submits water pipeline application to West Linn

LO submits water pipeline application to West Linn

By Lori Hall, Lake Oswego Review

In the news..

The cities of Lake Oswego and Tigard are moving forward with their plans to expand a water treatment facility and install new a pipeline spanning from Gladstone, through West Linn and into Tigard.

As part of the project, Lake Oswego and Tigard have submitted an application to run more than 10,000 feet of pipe through West Linn.

The pipeline application, which was submitted July 2, goes hand-in-hand with the Lake Oswego-Tigard Partnership’s plan to expand its water treatment plant, which sits in West Linn’s Robinwood neighborhood.

Read the full article at www.PortlandTribune.com

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Wednesday - July 11, 2012

Lake Oswego to secure credit line before bond issue for water projects

Lake Oswego to secure credit line before bond issue for water projects

Kara Hansen Murphey, West Linn Tidings

Lake Oswego will likely soon secure a line of credit as a short-term means of financing work on the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership, a $250 million effort to upgrade and expand public water infrastructure to serve the two cities.

The city council expects to review a resolution outlining financing details at a meeting next week. The short-term line of credit would mature in about a year, consultants said, and after that the city could issue about $80 million in bonds to provide a longer-term source of financing.

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Friday - June 29, 2012

Archaeological Study Planned

Archaeological Study Planned

Technicians will begin archaeological exploratory work in Gladstone, West Linn and Lake Oswego starting next week.  They will dig several holes with a shovel within the street right-of-way to determine if archaeological deposits are present near future pipeline routes. This work will occur between July 5 and July 20, 2012. 

Activity is planned at the Clackamas River Intake Facility, Mary S. Young State Park and in Lake Oswego on Laurel Street from Highway 43 to Erickson. This research will help inform future pipeline construction efforts.  You may notice workers in the area some time during the two-week period.  Work dates and times are weather dependent and subject to change.  Work hours are between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

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Monday - June 25, 2012

Information for Lake Oswego Water Customers

Information for Lake Oswego Water Customers

If you visit this site often, you might know what’s going on with the Lake Oswego Tigard Water project.  However, if you are new or haven’t visited in a while, a new document released this week provides a helpful update on project status.

Produced as an insert for Lake Oswego’s July issue of the HelloLO monthly newsletter, this document summarizes why Lake Oswego needs to address its water system and provides helpful updates on the various parts of this complex infrastructure improvement project.

We hope you’ll find this document a helpful tool in understanding the importance of the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership.  To learn more about the project, please visit the project library and look for the Water Savvys. These cover a range of topics  from environmental impact to cost/financing, all written to provide useful information for anyone interested in the Partnership.

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Thursday - June 21, 2012

Diving into water issues

Diving into water issues

By Lori Hall, West Linn Tidings

In the news..

'Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.' That is what sixth graders at Rosemont Ridge Middle School recently learned. Although the Earth is mostly covered in water, only 1 percent is drinkable.

Inspired by a sustainability class, sixth-grade teacher Lisia Farley wanted to get her social science classes to focus on a world issue and boil it down to a community issue.

At the start of the school year, students explored what civilizations need to survive. Water was a key component.

Read the full article at www.WestLinnTidings.com

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