We have five water treatment plants on the Clackamas River where water is taken out of the river and treated before it is used as drinking water. Water treatment is the process of removing undesirable chemicals, biological contaminants, suspended solids and gases from the raw water. The goal is to produce water fit for human consumption, or Drinking Water.
Water at these treatment plants is treated to meet legal limits set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the levels of certain contaminants in drinking water under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).
These legal limits reflect both the level that protects human health and the level that water systems can achieve using the best available technology. Want to learn more? Call us at (503) 723-3511 to schedule a tour and come see first-hand how your drinking water is made.
To learn more about our different water treatment plants click on the links below.