More about our future water supply
TVWD and the City of Hillsboro are partnering to develop the mid-Willamette River at Wilsonville as an additional water supply source. Other water providers in the region are also looking at their options for future participation. There is enough water for today—but steps need to be taken now to have an adequate supply to meet future demands and provide greater reliability. Developing an additional water supply through a partnership supports the region’s plans for responsible growth within the urban growth boundary.
This water source will offer significant benefits: excellent finished water quality, redundancy, ownership and control of the supply, year-round reliability, and excellent value.
Developing the new Willamette Water Supply System is one of Oregon’s most important infrastructure projects. The system, when completed and put into operation, will supply water to more than 300,000 residents and some of the state’s largest employers for the next 100 years and beyond. The project includes a modified intake on the Willamette River, a water treatment plant, more than 30 miles of water lines built to modern seismic standards, and water storage tanks. When possible, the Water Supply Project will utilize existing public rights-of-way and partner with road and other development projects to lessen construction impacts to the surrounding community.
Would you like a presentation?
Contact Marlys at 503-941-4563 if you would like a Willamette Water Supply Program briefing.