DID YOU KNOW...
Tigard doesn't own its own water system; we have no say in decisions about our drinking
water quality or cost.
Tigard has been looking for its own water supply since 1965. That is why the
Tigard City Council decided to partner with Lake Oswego. Owning our own
system, supplied by the Clackamas River, allows Tigard to make the decisions that assure
quality and maintain stable costs.
Owning our own water system is a smart investment in Tigard's future
Raising rates to pay for the development of our own supply will ensure an abundant supply of
water essential for continued economic development and jobs.
Projections show the region's population and jobs will double over the next 50 years. Ownership
in this system provides assurance that Tigard can meet this future need for residents and support job growth.
Tigard will enjoy clean good tasting water year-round.
Our new water system will reliably provide consistently high quality drinking water-year-round from one source.
The new treatment plant will use fewer chemicals for treatment and remove more impurities from the water
than our current supply. And because the system is designed to withstand large seismic events, water
delivery will be more reliable.