Thursday - May 1, 2014

National Drinking Water Week May 4th-10th

When you turn on your tap and clean, safe water comes out...

Do you ever stop to think about how it gets there and where it goes when you're finished with it? The Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership and the cities of Lake Oswego and Tigard are celebrating Drinking Water Week from May 5-9, 2014. We invite you to celebrate this week by taking time to learn more about your water and how you can protect and conserve it.

Here in Oregon we often take our drinking water for granted, but it's a finite resource.  Significant costs and energy are required to treat our drinking water to be clean and safe, deliver it to our taps, and manage the wastewater that goes down the drain. Spend a moment this week thinking about the essential role that water plays in your daily life.

Our water in Lake Oswego and Tigard is of the highest quality - let’s celebrate it!

Celebrate with us by taking in a Water Week activity:

How well do you know your drinking water?  Take the Drinking Water Trivia Contest

Have your response in by June 1, 2014. Find out if you are a Water Wizard, a Water Master, a Student of H2O or just All Wet! 

A randomly selected entry will win an exciting, “behind the scenes” tour of the water treatment plant.

Click here to test your knowledge of Lake Oswego!

Click here to test your knowlege of Tigard!

   

Join us for a free landscaping workshop
You don’t have to have a brown lawn to be a “green” water steward

Saturday, May 10, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
West End Building, Santiam Room
4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego

The workshop will cover:

  • How to prevent or correct the most common landscape and irrigation mistakes
  • Water + soil + plants = a magical relationship
  • The good, bad and ugly of different watering method
  • Soil type and plant placement:  the keys to the amount of water you need
  • Have your questions answered by our expert landscape and irrigation specialist, Kevin McCaleb, Water Conservation Specialist for the City of Lake Oswego and Certified Irrigation Instructor. 

This free workshop will include a 30-40 minute presentation and time for Q/A.  Coffee, bagels and banter will be served up.  For questions please contact Kevin McCaleb via email or at 503-675-3747.