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Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention
REMINDER: All Tigard Water Service Area customers are required to have their backflow prevention devices tested each year by June 1.  Details here

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Tigard Celebrates National Public Works Week 
Around the clock, seven days a week, the city’s Public Works Department provides key services to our community. And that fits nicely into this year’s theme for National Public Works Week (May 15-21) - Always there!

In Tigard, Public Works employees look after several services like drinking water, parks, recreation, streets, and more. “We're proud and lucky to have these folks looking out for us every single day,” writes one Tigard resident.

Community members who attended the city’s Public Works Day held Sunday, May 15, in conjunction with the Tigard Area Farmers Market were given a glimpse behind the scenes at some of the city’s big equipment. “We appreciated being able to see demonstrations and learn more about what makes our city and region (in the case of TVF&R) work so well.”

Don’t miss out on the fun!  Attend a virtual Public Works Day or click and view more photos from the city’s Public Works Day.

PW day 2016

More on National Public Works Week
“We value our communities and the role public works professionals play in keeping them safe and functioning smoothly,” reports the American Public Works Association, sponsor of National Public Works Week. “Our objective is designed to increase public awareness of their contributions as well as to enlighten the public about the duties, practices, and goals of public works professionals.”

Call Before You Dig

Call Before You Dig
Anyone planning to dig (property owner, resident, contractor, etc.) is required by law to contact the Utility Notification Center or call 811 or 1-800-332-2344 at least 48 hours before digging to submit a “Utility Locate Request.” These toll-free numbers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Why call?
Buried facilities can be anywhere whether under sidewalks, roads or within an individual’s yard. Calling ensures any “publicly owned underground lines” will be marked and decreases the likelihood of personal injury and accidental damage to the lines.

Is there a charge?
No. There is currently no charge for the location of public lines

What information will I need to provide?

  • Name and telephone number;
  • Alternate name and telephone number;
  • Whether work will be taking place within 10 feet of overhead power lines;
  • Type of work to be done;
  • Who the work is being done for;
  • City, county, state;
  • Location of work or street address;
  • Nearest intersecting street;
  • Distance and direction from intersecting street;
  • Extent of work to be done;
  • Special instructions for marking; and
  • Township, range and section (if known).

What will I get from the telephone call?
You will be given the following information and will need to write it down:

  • A list of utility organizations in your area who will be contacted to provide locates.
  • A time the markings will occur.
  • A “ticket number” for reference purposes.
What do the markings mean?
Temporary markings play an important role nationwide for contractors, construction crews, homeowners and any others involved with excavating on a particular property. They are all part of the American Public Works Association's (APWA) Uniform Color Code, used to indicate the exact locations of underground utility lines.
Here's what the colors signify:
Proposed Excavation
Temporary Survey Markings
Electric Power Lines, Cable, Conduit and Lighting Cables
Gas-Oil-Steam, Petroleum and Gaseous Materials
Communications, Telephone, Cable TV, Alarm and Signal Lines
Potable Water
Reclaimed Water, Irrigation, and Slurry
Sanitary Sewers, Storm Sewers, Drains Lines


Questions?  Forgotten ticket number? Unknown markings in the street?  
View the National Ticket Management Service (NTMS) website to find this information. NTMS Logo

Leaf Disposal Event

These events typically take place every fall. See you in 2016.

To help citizens properly dispose of residential leaves, the City of Tigard sponsors four leaf drop-off events at Cook Park (located at the end of 92nd Avenue off Durham Road, near the Tigard High School).


  • Leaves only... no yard debris.
  • Leaves can be loose or bagged; plastic bags will be accepted, but paper bags are preferred.
  • A donation of two non-perishable food items will be greatly appreciated.

Tigard does not have a curbside leaf recycling program and large piles of leaves raked or blown into the street cannot be collected by the street sweeper. These leaves, in combination with heavy rains, can clog storm drains and create flooding.

For more information, contact Wastewater Operations Supervisor Theresa Reynolds at 503-718-2704 or

Tigard Public Works Building
8777 SW Burnham St.
Tigard, OR 97223

Hours of Operation
Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

After-Hours Emergency
To report water, stormwater, sewer, street or park emergencies outside regular business hours, contact the after-hours answering service at 503-639-1554.
Our Mission: The Public Works Department proudly provides stewardship over the city's water, sanitary sewer, storm drainage, streets, fleet, buildings and park services in a safe, efficient, courteous and professional manner.

Professionalism  |  Respect  |  Integrity  |  Dedication  |  Enthusiasm   

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