Tigard’s Water Division will begin testing the new connection with the Clackamas River water source in mid-November 2015. System tests will continue through spring 2016. The city currently receives its drinking water from the City of Portland.
Any customer who notices changes in the quality of their tap water is encouraged to contact the Tigard Public Works Department at 503-718-2591. Such changes are generally temporary and could occur during the switchover period.
Customers can learn more about the city’s water system on the city’s web site at www.tigard-or.gov/water. For additional information on the partnership, visit its website at www.lotigardwater.org and the city’s partnership web page at www.tigard-or.gov/water_partnership.php.
Construction is now almost complete on five new facilities, including the Bonita Pump Station.
Tigard’s new water system will draw from the Clackamas River, one of Oregon’s high quality drinking water sources. Federal and state environmental regulations protect the river, its endangered fish species and other natural resources. The new water system will be up and fully running, delivering water to all Tigard customers, by summer 2016