Willamette Water Monthly Issue 6
January 27, 2015
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Coming soon: Preferred Pipeline Routes

In the November issue of Willamette Water Monthly (which can be read here), we explained how the preferred pipeline route would be selected. During the last few months, our Willamette Water Supply Program team has met with engineers, planners, and others in the communities the pipeline may travel through to get a better understanding of the routes under consideration. This information, along with the input received from the public during this winter’s open houses, was incorporated into the planning of the preferred routes. 

That work is nearly complete. We anticipate introducing a preferred pipeline route to the public in spring 2015.  Our Willamette Water Supply Program team will take the preferred pipeline route to neighbors, policymakers and other interested stakeholders for additional feedback. Please contact Marlys Mock ( if you have a group or organization that would be interested in a presentation on the preferred pipeline route. As always, for the most up-to-date information on the project, please visit
Values Guide Public Outreach
For all activities, including project planning, construction and ongoing operations of the Willamette Water Supply Program, the following values guide our communications and interactions with people across the region:
  • Preserve and help improve the quality of life in our communities by protecting public health, public safety and supporting the regional economy through delivery of reliable, high-quality water.
  • Engage city councils, host communities and natural resource and transportation agencies in evaluation of facility sites and pipeline routes.
  • Foster continued partnerships between local government agencies and the community through collaboration, teamwork and opportunities for involvement.
  • Seek opportunities for mutual benefits and efficiencies for property owners, site neighbors, communities and their utility customers.
  • Carefully consider and mitigate the project’s effects on natural areas.
  • Strive to minimize construction impacts on neighbors and travelers.
  • Manage costs to provide value for ratepayers.
We look forward to continuing our role as a responsible community member and partner over the next decade.
Winter Preparedness
As we all know, Pacific Northwest weather can certainly be unpredictable. Be sure to prepare as much as possible in order to avoid costly repairs down the line.  Icy winds and dipping temperatures can do a lot of damage to your home or business by freezing pipes and leaving you without water. For tips on how to prepare for an emergency and what to do in one, please visit TVWD’s cold preparation webpage. 
or Hillsboro’s freezing pipes webpage.
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