Tuesday - May 9, 2017

National Drinking Water Week – May 7-13

Your Water: to know it is to love it

The average American uses 100 gallons of water a day. How often do you think about how our water is purified, or what it goes through in order to reach our homes? Behind the tap is a complex network of infrastructure, and at the heart of Lake Oswego and Tigard’s system is a new, state-of-the-art water treatment plant which produces and delivers fresh, safe, reliable drinking water year-round. It’s where all the magic happens!

To celebrate drinking water week (May 7-13), we are sharing the story behind the magic of clean drinking water - how Clackamas River water is treated and purified to exceed safe drinking water standards for Lake Oswego and Tigard communities.

We depend on ongoing access to clean, safe water for our health, economy and way of life. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the vital role water plays in our daily lives and learn more about how our water is made safe to drink.