The Clackamas River Water Providers is a coalition of the municipal water providers that get their drinking water from the Clackamas River who are working together on water resource issues. The purpose of the organization is to fund and coordinate efforts regarding source water protection and public outreach and education around watershed issues, drinking water, and water conservation, so that we can preserve the Clackamas River as a high quality drinking water source and minimize future drinking water treatment costs, while being good stewards of the river.
By working together we are able to jointly fund projects and studies that benefit all the providers but which would be too expensive to do individually. It allows us to foster closer relationships with each other as intra-basin water suppliers, and to speak in one voice when working with other stakeholders in the basin such as PGE.
It also allows us to realize the economies of scale and save money by sharing in the costs of staff people to manage and coordinate programs that benefit all our agencies, rather than each agency having to have their own staff, or having one agency taking on the staffing burden for everyone else benefit.
Together we are working to conserve and protect our natural resources to ensure clean, affordable, drinking water for years to come. For more information contact us or check out our current events page to see where we will be next.
NEW - Check out what we accomplished last fiscal year by reading through the CRWP Annual Report for FY 2012-13.
NEW - Check out our CRWP Winter 2013 Newsletter.
NEW – The Clackamas River Water Providers (CRWP) welcomes a new member! The City of Tigard has joined the CRWP in its efforts to preserve and enhance the quality of our drinking water source - the Clackamas River. For over forty-years, the City of Tigard has received water from the Clackamas River through the supply facilities of the City of Lake Oswego, but these two cities are in the process of making big changes. Because Lake Oswego must replace its aging, unreliable supply facilities and because Tigard has long sought to secure ownership in a water supply to control costs and the quality of its drinking water, these two cities are partnering to upgrade and expand Lake Oswego’s existing drinking water infrastructure to serve both communities. With the completion of the project in 2016, the City of Tigard will get all of their drinking water from the Clackamas River. The CRWP have been working hard to protect and improve water quality in the basin through many partnerships with federal, state, and local stakeholders and those efforts just got a bit easier due to Tigard’s participation and membership dues. We are excited about welcoming Tigard to the CRWP. For more information about the Lake Oswego/Tigard Water Partnership go to http://www.lotigardwater.org/
Clackamas River Photo, © Jeff Horton Photography 2008