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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Click image for map of the new finished water pipeline alignment in the Lake Grove neighborhood.

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.

Construction is expected to occur in 2013 or early 2014 and will involve digging a trench through a portion of the road where the new pipeline will be laid. In its planned alignment, FWP construction will involve the following roads in Lake Grove:

  • Iron Mountain Blvd.
  • Upper Drive
  • Twin Fir Road
  • Douglas Circle
  • Lanewood Street

To learn more about the construction process, click here. Neighbors can expect delays and detours, particularly on Iron Mountain Blvd.  Details about construction plans and planned detours will be available three to six months before construction begins.  Those plans will be shared on this website, with neighborhood association leaders and through the project’s email list.  Click here to join the email list today.