To achieve these goals the CRWP will need to be an active participant in the watershed and promote activities that reduce potential contaminants including nutrients, bacteria, pesticides, VOC’s, PCP’s, fine sediments, and other byproducts associated with urban, agricultural, forest, land development, and road uses that could impact the quality of the treated drinking water. To accomplish these goals and objectives the CRWP will need to:
1. Take a leadership role in the protection of the Clackamas River.
2. Promote the CRWP’s mission of interagency water provider cooperation through implementation of source water protection mitigation strategies and programs.
3. Seek and develop partnerships with agencies, landowners, stakeholders, academia to solicit feedback and to identify opportunities to develop long term relationships so that water quality objectives, data and information can be shared.
4. Collaborate with partners/stakeholders to maximize opportunities to develop and implement long term solutions for the protection of drinking water supplies as well as the enhancement of water quality for fish and wildlife.
5. Conduct additional sub-basin analysis through studies, GIS analysis, pollution load modeling, and water quality monitoring to help prioritize or reprioritize BMPs and mitigation strategies.
6. Promote public education, awareness and cooperation in the watershed that support voluntary watershed protection activities.
7. Provide funding and resources to implement mitigation strategies and programs recognizing that grants and other outside resources will also be needed.
8. Investigate methods to meet future water supply needs for people, through moving water around between providers, looking at alternative water sources, or more aggressive water conservation, while maintaining stream flows for fish and wildlife.
9. Identify high quality lands which contribute to improved water quality and preserve their function.
Click on the links below to see the CRWP Drinking Water Protection Plan.