Hillsboro Willamette Water Supply System Map And Pipeline Route Updates

April 27, 2020

This map update reflects changes to the Scholls Area Pipeline Project north section (PLM_5.3). Hillsboro Water Department has planned years in advance to ensure there is plentiful drinking water today, tomorrow, and in the future for the community. While Hillsboro’s sole water supply source is the upper-Tualatin River, projections show by 2026 that Hillsboro’s water…

Beaverton’s newest neighborhood adding 3,000 homes

February 18, 2020

The new community is being built around Mountainside High School, across a state highway from Tigard’s River Terrace. In the area, crews have been working for months to install pipelines and other infrastructure for the Willamette Water Supply Program, which will provide a drinking water source from the Willamette River. Officials in Hillsboro, Beaverton and…

Officials boost plan to draw water from Willamette River

November 26, 2019

A $1.3 billion regional project scheduled for completion in 2026 will supply more for Hillsboro, be a backup source for Beaverton and enable the Tualatin Valley Water District to end purchases from Portland. When the largest public works project in Washington County is completed seven years from now, it will draw millions of gallons from…

Beaverton, Portland invited to apply for federal water loan

October 30, 2019

It’s one of 39 projects nationwide that the Environmental Protection Agency has encouraged to seek money from a program created by Sen. Jeff Merkley; Portland also invited; $6.3 billion total is available in third round. Beaverton has been invited to apply for a $58 million federal loan to help pay for water system improvements. Beaverton’s…

Clean Water, Good Jobs

October 10, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, October 9, 2019 In 2016, the country was shocked when we learned that an entire city’s water supply in Flint, Michigan was contaminated, harming children and leaving a community relying on bottled water and fearful of their faucets.  We’ve heard stories about critical water quality issues in Oregon, too, like cyanobacteria…

Merkley celebrated the $640 million in federal loans to Tualatin Valley Water District and Hillsboro to build the $1.2 billion Willamette Water Supply Program

October 10, 2019

… Later, Merkley celebrated the $640 million in federal loans to Tualatin Valley Water District and Hillsboro to build the $1.2 billion Willamette Water Supply Program, which will draw from the Willamette River to provide a backup source of water for them and other cities that join the project. The loans from the Environmental Protection…

Beaverton Joins Willamette Water Supply Program

September 3, 2019

The City of Beaverton is now an owner in the Willamette Water Supply Program — a new, resilient water source for the community. The city will receive up to five million gallons of water per day when operational in 2026. The system, a network of pipelines, storage tanks, a state-of-the-art water filtration plant, and more,…

Our Opinion: Get ready, because there’s construction ahead

September 3, 2019

Work on Tualatin-Sherwood Road is sure to be a nuisance. But the payoff will last longer. And as work continues to build a massive new pipeline system from the Willamette River in Wilsonville up to the communities of Hillsboro, Aloha, Beaverton and Tigard, sections of roadway are being dug up so pipe can be laid…

Willamette River water project gains federal Aid

August 28, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding two sizable loans that will be used to help pay for $1.3 billion in Willamette Water Supply System improvements. One loan for $388 million is being awarded to the Tualatin Valley Water District, and the other for $251 million is going to the city of Hillsboro. The money…

Public invited to learn more about Cornelius Pass Road widening

August 28, 2019

Southeast Cornelius Pass Road in Hillsboro is set to be widened in the early to mid-2020s. While the construction project won’t break ground for about three more years, the Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation is getting a head start on its public outreach. It has scheduled an open house for the widening project on…