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Thursday - June 7, 2012

Cities look to update emergency water agreement

Cities look to update emergency water agreement

By Lori Hall, West Linn Tidings 

In the news..

To keep the proposed Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Treatment Plant (LOT) process moving, West Linn staff is reviewing the emergency water intertie agreement it holds with Lake Oswego.

Since 1984, West Linn has had an intergovernmental agreement with Lake Oswego that the city can tap into Lake Oswego’s water supply if West Linn’s system is compromised. Under an existing agreement with Lake Oswego, West Linn has an intertie at Old River Road and Kenthorpe Way.

Read the full article at WestLinnTidings.com

Wednesday - May 30, 2012

Pipeline Route Adjustment in Lake Grove Reduces Cost and Impact

Pipeline Route Adjustment in Lake Grove Reduces Cost and Impact

The planned location of new water pipeline through the Lake Grove neighborhood in Lake Oswego has changed.  The alignment was adjusted to achieve several goals:

  • Reduce cost
  • Avoid wetlands and impacts to Springbrook Creek
  • Reduce impact to the Hunt Club

The finished water pipeline (FWP) is the main pipeline carrying treated drinking water to  Lake Oswego.  The pipeline currently travels from the Water Treatment Plant in West Linn, through Lake Oswego to the Waluga Reservoir above Waluga Park and then to Tigard along Bonita Road.  The existing pipeline is old and undersized and requires replacement.  Adjustments from the pipe’s previous alignment to a new one provides many benefits including reduced costs and fewer impacts to natural resources and the historic Hunt Club.

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Monday - May 21, 2012

Opinion: Why We Asked for a Pause

Opinion: Why We Asked for a Pause

By: Craig Dirksen, Mayor of Tigard and Jack Hoffman, Mayor of Lake Oswego

Last week we asked the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership to hit the pause button on its land use application before the West Linn Planning Commission.  The Partnership asked the commissioners to suspend the application for an expanded water treatment plant and the request was granted.

We suggested this pause because, as elected mayors, we recognize there may be broader concerns than simply winning approval of an important public project. Real leadership often comes down to making sure we do the right thing, win or lose.

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Thursday - May 10, 2012

Pilot Test Points to Cost Savings at Water Treatment Plant

Pilot Test Points to Cost Savings at Water Treatment Plant

Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership recently completed a successful pilot test of dewatering equipment for Lake Oswego’s upgraded drinking water treatment plant in West Linn.  The test results indicate a simple, slow moving mechanical device can yield significant cost savings, will be easier to maintain and quieter than another common dewatering method.

The Clackamas River is Lake Oswego’s water source.  The treatment plant filters river water to remove silt, sand and grit – leaving clean, clear drinking water

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Tuesday - May 8, 2012

Drinking Water Week 2012

Drinking Water Week 2012

2012-05/water-banner_1.jpgDrinking Water Week is just part of a month-long celebration that includes National Public Works Week.

Look for information on your drinking water in Tigard and Lake Oswego. Also, look for the LO City Public Works Team at the Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market on Saturday, May 19th.