Mayors, city council members, commissioners, and community leaders gathered on Thursday, November 12 to celebrate the 124th Avenue Extension and Willamette Water Supply Pipeline Projects. This first groundbreaking is the result of many years of study, planning and design carried out by the Tualatin Valley Water District, the City of Hillsboro and Washington County.
Speakers included Andy Duyck, chair, Washington County Board of Commissioners; Lou Ogden, mayor, City of Tualatin; Krisanna Clark, mayor, City of Sherwood; Tim Knapp, mayor, City of Wilsonville; Mike Duyck, fire chief, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue; and Marilyn McWilliams, board president, Tualatin Valley Water District.
The Beaverton Valley Times published a follow up opinion piece by Chair Duyck.
The 2.8-mile long, 66-inch diameter pipeline to be installed as part of the 124th Avenue Extension project is the first section of the earthquake-resilient Willamette Water Supply System (WWSS). The total length of the WWSS transmission pipeline is more than 30-miles, so this project represents just under 10 percent of the total length of pipeline to be constructed over the next 10 years.