CRWP members provide drinking water to the following areas: Clackamas River Water, City of Estacada, City of Gladstone, City of Lake Oswego, City of Tigard, Oak Lodge Water Services, South Fork Water Board (the City of Oregon City and West Linn), Sunrise Water Authority (Damascus and Happy Valley). Collectively provide drinking water to over 300,000 people.
We have five water treatment plants on the Clackamas River where water is taken out of the river and treated to State and Federal drinking water standards before it is distributed through water mains to our communities. Water treatment is the process of removing undesirable chemicals, biological contaminants, suspended solids and gases from the raw river water. Our Water Treatment Plants are fully functional and continue to provide safe clean drinking water.
In the near-term (next couple of months) as it starts raining, as a result of the Riverside Fire, we expect to see increased levels of turbidity (suspended solids) due to erosion and ash, Total Organic Carbon, Dissolved Organic Carbon, metals and nutrients in our source water. Our water treatment plants are all designed and operated to constantly monitor and remove these constituents in our water. We are working together along with USGS and other partners to conduct additional water quality monitoring to enhance our water treatment plants ability to adjust their water treatment process accordingly if needed.
We also continue to ask our residents to use water wisely which will allow us to be able to better respond if conditions due to the fire change.
There are some small groundwater and surface water systems in Clackamas County who may be having different water quality issues as a result of more severe impacts from the fire. We encourage citizens to contact their water provider if they have questions.
For more information about the Riverside Fire go to https://www.clackamas.us/wildfires
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In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and support the health of our communities, we are working from home until further notice. We will continue to be accessible online and by phone. Click here for more information about how the CRWP members are keeping your drinking water safe.