Willamette Water Monthly

Building a Safe Water Future

Planning for the Willamette Water Supply System (WWSS) began more than 30 years ago when our region’s leaders learned that future residential and business demands would exceed the existing water supply – even with aggressive conservation incentives. They asked the question, “What should we do now to have adequate water available for the future?”

In response they identified and secured water rights to the Willamette River as a future source to diversify supplies. Today, we are building the WWSS to meet future needs, and to withstand the seismic hazards of living near the Cascadia Subduction Zone while continuing to provide clean, safe drinking water to customers.

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