Council to Consider Water Rate Hike at Public Hearing on Dec. 9
The council is expected to adopt water rate increases at a public hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 9,
6:30 p.m., at City Hall, (13125 SW Hall Blvd. in Tigard). City of Tigard water customers are
invited to provide comments during the public hearing.
Hear what your neighbors have to say about how
important water is to their everyday lives. Watch the video.
Six things to know about your new drinking water system:
- Clean drinking water is vital to the health and economy of our communities. It is easy to take water for granted. Every day we turn on our taps and get clean, safe water. We don't often think about the infrastructure that treats and delivers water to our homes and businesses year-round, 24 hours a day.
- Construction is underway for Lake Oswego's and Tigard's new water system. You can see progress on new facilities in Gladstone, West Linn, Lake Oswego and Tigard. High quality drinking water is scheduled to be delivered to homes and businesses in 2016.
- Our new water system will provide reliable, consistently high quality drinking water—all for less than a penny per gallon. The new ozone treatment system will use less chlorine for disinfection and remove more impurities from our drinking water. It also ensures your water tastes great-year round.
- The Partnership approach is saving millions of dollars for customers. The new water system upgrades and expands Lake Oswego's aging facilities to serve both communities. Lake Oswego has a cost-sharing partner for the needed upgrades and joint operations. For the first time, Tigard will own its own water supply.
- The new water treatment plant and major pipelines are resilient—the first in Oregon designed and constructed to withstand major earthquakes. The Partnership also expands a network of interconnected water systems-increasing water reliability for Lake Oswego, Tigard, West Linn and communities across the region.
- Building the new drinking water system means more jobs. The project is providing jobs for local contractors and suppliers, helping the region's economy. The program will create and preserve more than 2,200 jobs and 90% of those workers live in our metro area.