What’s new with the CRWP!
Winner of the Exemplary Source Water Protection Award!
The Clackamas River Water Providers has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Exemplary Source Water Protection Award for Large Source Water Systems serving 50,001-500,000 people by the American Water Works Association.
The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is an international, nonprofit, scientific and educational society dedicated to providing total water solutions assuring the effective management of water. Founded in 1881, the Association is the largest organization of water supply professionals in the world and includes over 3,900 utilities that supply roughly 80 percent of the nation’s drinking water and treat almost half of the nation’s wastewater.
This award recognizes organizations in North America who have developed and are implementing exemplary source water protection programs. The award will be presented to the CRWP at the AWWA Annual Conference & Exposition in June. We here at the CRWP are very honored by this recognition and want to thank all of our watershed stakeholders for helping making our source water protection efforts so successful!
NEW –Stories for a Living Stream. This CD features storyteller Will Hornyak and students from Clackamas River Elementary School in Estacada, OR. Through the art of storytelling we hope to help students understand and appreciate the watershed from which they get their drinking water. Click here to find this fabulous collection of stories.
NEW – To learn more about the history of our watershed check out the new video we just created by going to https://youtu.be/4jn-Q6LPU3s
Check out what we accomplished last fiscal year by reading through the CRWP Annual Report for 2016-17
Check out our CRWP Winter News 2018
CRWP videos and other news
Check out how our Public Education and Outreach coordinator is working with other water resource organizations through the Clackamas Water Education Team (CWET) group in the two videos produced by the Clackamas County government channel and the Regional Water Providers Consortium to provide backflow and water wise gardening tips.
CWET Water Celebration 2013
The Annual Celebrating Water Event takes place every April up at Clackamas Community College. The 2013, had 24 exhibitors, two stage show acts, participation of 25 Clackamas High, high school students who helped exhibitors and acted as classroom guides, and eleven 4th/5th grade classes (385 students), 11 teachers and 55 adult chaperones.
CWET Teacher Workshop
This two day Teacher Water Workshop put on by the CCWET group in September of 2013 focused on how teachers can integrate the workshop water curriculum into current school curriculum, provided teachers with information on the resources available to them from the CWET members and tours of the Clackamas River watershed, McIver Park Fish Hatchery, and a stop at both the North Clackamas County Drinking Water Treatment plant and Oak Lodge Sanitary Treatment Plant. The workshop was attended by 19, 3rd thru 5th grade teachers in the area.
Backflow/Cross Connection Video
Every Public Water system in Oregon is required by law to have a Cross Connection Control and Backflow Program designed to protect the public drinking water from contamination. Learn about the prevention devices and the most common causes of backflow and cross connection on your property.
Summer Watering Tips 2015
Learn how to ‘Use Water Wisely‘. Discover summertime tips on lawn and garden maintenance. Find the best place in your yard for veggies and flowers, and learn more about the basic plant needs of soil, water, and light.
Water-Wise Gardening Tips 2014
Use Water-Wise Garden tips to save on your water bill, and make plant root systems grow strong. Learn about ‘microclimates’ in your yard for different types of plants. Discover the use of mulch and compost to enrich your soil.
Water-Wise Gardening Tips 2013
Find ways to save money on your water bill and lessen water waste. Learn the use of a water gauge for your lawn, and sensors for your watering system. Discover the best time of day to water, and tips on stopping leaks.
Water-Wise Plants 2011
Learn which plants will grow best in the microclimates of your yard. See samples of plants that do well as a ground cover, or will grow in weak or clay soils. Learn about compost and how to enrich your soil with live organisms.
In August of 2013 OPB aired a three part series on the Clackamas River. You can read the story or hear the audio links by clicking below.
- Clackamas Officials Consider Tamping Down ‘Party’ On River
- Clackamas Watershed Collects Pollutants And Drinking Water
- Helping Fish Find Their Way Up The Clackamas
The Clackamas River Water Providers participate in a number of events throughout the year. Check out where we will be and stop by and see us to learn more about where your drinking water comes from, why water conservation is important, and what you can do to make a difference!
Our Water Conservation Program Coordinator also helps staff Regional Water Provider Consortium events. Go to the following link to see a list of these events http://www.conserveh2o.org/news/calendar
Would you like to know more about where our water comes from, how we treat it, how to conserve it? Give us a call. We would love to tell you all about it. For more information about any of these events or to schedule a talk, presentation or water treatment plant tour contact our Public Outreach & Conservation Coordinator at (503) 723-3511.