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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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Friday - June 15, 2012

West Linn meetings to address resident concerns

West Linn meetings to address resident concerns

By Rachel Stark, The Oregonian

In the news..

West Linn residents sharing a neighborhood with a Lake Oswego-owned water treatment plant will have two opportunities this month to hear updates and voice their concerns about the contentious proposed expansion of the plant.

Monday, 6 p.m. at West Linn City Hall and June 27 6 p.m. at West Linn Lutheran Church.

Read the full article at www.oregonlive.com.

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Thursday - June 7, 2012

City Councils Hear Update on Water Project

City Councils Hear Update on Water Project

On May 22, the Lake Oswego and Tigard City Councils met jointly to receive an update on the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership.  The report covered the Partnership’s progress on design, permitting, public outreach, project schedule and budget.

The project team reported that engineering design efforts are on schedule to meet the Partnership’s June 2016 completion goal. Program expenditures to date and estimated project costs remain within the budgeted range.  Water rate increases already approved by Lake Oswego and Tigard Councils will be sufficient to cover the projected costs.

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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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