Thursday - August 14, 2014

Waluga Reservoir 2 (WR2) Construction Update

Pouring concrete for the first half of WR2 foundation

WR2 foundation is 50% complete!

Crews successfully completed a large concrete pour for the first half of the new reservoir foundation last week. This week, crews have been monitoring the 6” slab to ensure proper curing of the concrete. The second half of the foundation is scheduled to be poured tomorrow (Friday, August 15).

Neighbors can expect to see 15-20 concrete trucks traveling to and from the site and hear noise from a concrete pump truck, from 7:00 am. The concrete pour is expected to take approximately 4-6 hours. Flaggers will guide trucks in and out of the site, so please approach the Carman Road curves cautiously.

WR2 foundation footings throughout August

Over the next week, footing steel for the reservoir foundation will be placed and formed at the WR2 site. Once the steel is in place, there will be a series of four smaller concrete pours, to build the foundation footings that will support the reservoir walls. Each of these pours will use approximately 1/6 of the concrete that was used for the large foundation pours and will take about 2 hours each. Foundation footing pours are scheduled to occur mid next week, and two the following week.

Construction work hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Providing infrastructure as well as economic benefits

In addition to expanding our existing drinking water infrastructure, the project is providing short-term benefits for the regional economy. Contractors and suppliers of materials (such as steel and concrete) for the WR2, are local companies, including Cemex (Portland, Ore.), Farwest Steel (Vancouver, WA) and Ward-Henshaw Construction Company, Inc. (Canby, Ore.).

Project information

For the most up to date information about the project, please visit work underway, call the hotline at 503-697-6502 or e-mail

We apologize for any inconvenience this work may cause and thank you for your patience during construction of this important water storage project.