Wednesday - October 9, 2013

Water Treatment Plant Construction Update and Meeting Reminder

Work is continuing on excavation of the underground reservoir (clearwell) which should be complete by the end of October.

Over the next two weeks, some small holes will be drilled in the ground to test soils in preparation for temporary piping. Once this is complete, excavation will start for some temporary piping to be installed.

Beginning late next week, the contractor will start saw-cutting two existing lagoons at the east of the water treatment plant site. This is to prepare for installing piping to the lagoons, which will be used for temporary water overflow and a settling pond. Large pieces of concrete, rocks and debris will be removed from the lagoons and stockpiled for later on-site crushing and recycling. This work is expected to take about two weeks to complete.

During this work, neighbors can expect an increase in noise during work hours. Work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

Bi-monthly neighborhood construction meetings:

The third bi-monthly water treatment plant neighborhood construction update meeting was held on Tuesday, October 1, at Burgerville in West Linn. Six neighbors and a West Linn Public Works staff person attended, learned about upcoming construction and asked questions of the project team. All meeting materials are available on the project website under the ‘Past Public Meetings’ page here. A link to the summary can be found here.

The next bi-monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 8:00 a.m. at Burgerville, 18350 Willamette Drive, West Linn, in the downstairs restaurant area. Come along to keep updated on construction progress and find out about upcoming work. A representative from the West Linn Police Department will be attending the meeting.

For more information, please contact the Project Hotline on 503-697-6502, or email