Keep the jobs pipeline local for water supply

April 12, 2018

By: Mike Morey Monday, April 09, 2018 On the Westside, those who manage our water are thinking and planning ahead to secure a new source for our water supply On the Westside, those who manage our water are thinking and planning ahead to secure a new source for our water supply We often take for…

Region in crosshairs of earthquake, study warns

March 22, 2018

By: Steve Law     Wednesday, March 21, 2018 “When Hillsboro built its new city hall, the Hillsboro Civic Center, in 2005, it was built to withstand a major earthquake. Likewise, the city’s major construction project building a new water supply line from Wilsonville to Hillsboro, is being built to keep water pipes intact, even during…

Kinsman Road Project Completed 4 Months Early; Opens Next Week

January 16, 2018

By News Desk, News Partner , Jan 12, 2018  From Wilsonville Patch  Covering a half-mile of roadway in West Wilsonville, the $8.6 million extension is a “real win-win for the public,” city officials said. WILSONVILLE, OR – From the City of Wilsonville: The City of Wilsonville announces that the new Kinsman Road extension that connects SW Barber Street to SW Boeckman…

Hillsboro’s new water system is under construction

October 9, 2017

Hillsboro Tribune, Written by John William Howard Friday, October 06, 2017 “The Willamette Water Supply pipeline will eventually run from Hillsboro to the Willamette River in Wilsonville, supplying water to Hillsboro customers and the Tualatin Valley Water District, which serves more than 200,000 Washington County customers.” The Willamette Water Supply pipeline is one of the…

In Tigard’s future, Willamette water could be a must-have

September 26, 2017

The Times,  Written by Mark Miller, September 12, 2017 “The Tigard City Council expressed interest late last year in becoming a community partner in the Willamette Water Supply Program, a major infrastructure project spearheaded by the Tualatin Valley Water District and the City of Hillsboro.” Since 1999, Tigard’s city charter has expressly forbid the city from using the…

Boeckman Road Reopens Tuesday; One Week Ahead Of Schedule, Officials Say

July 26, 2017

The reopening of Boeckman Road marks another step forward for the Kinsman Road Extension Project, which is set to be complete summer 2018.  By Travis Loose (Patch Staff) – Updated July 25, 2017 6:11 pm ET WILSONVILLE, OR — City officials on Tuesday reopened Boeckman Road west of Southwest 95th Avenue after a three-month closure, which had allowed for…

What are the five biggest things planned for 2017? We asked city officials

January 3, 2017

New water system, renewing the tax levy and South Hillsboro construction will all be on the city’s radar next year. Friday, 30 December 2016 | Written by Travis Loose, Hillsboro Tribune Hillsboro city officials are preparing for 2017, and a new slate of projects on the horizon will require more of a commitment than most…

Pipeline work won’t disrupt traffic this year

November 6, 2016

An extension of Kinsman Road is under construction, with the pipeline planned for its right-of-way Written by Claire Colby, Wednesday, 09 November 2016  The first pieces of the Willamette Water Supply Program (WWSP) pipeline have been laid in the Kinsman Road Extension project. Created by the Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) and the City of Hillsboro,…

City, water district officials celebrate pipe installation

October 28, 2016

Hillsboro Tribune Written by Travis Loose, October 27, 2016  The Willamette Water Supply Program saw its first bit of tangible progress this month, bringing one step closer the Willamette River-sourced secondary water supply for Hillsboro and the Tualatin Valley Water District service. The primary source of water for Hillsboro is the Tualatin River, fed by…

Tapping Willamette River Drinking Water

October 25, 2016

The first pieces of pipe for the Willamette Water Supply are installed, marking a significant milestone for the regional water system partnership between the Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) and City of Hillsboro as pipeline construction is now underway. “This is a historic event,” said Dave Kraska Program Director. “Installing this first pipe brings to…