124th Avenue Extension Project

April 28, 2015

The first section of the Willamette Water Supply Program’s new water transmission line will be installed as part of Washington County’s 124th Avenue Extension Project. Washington County is extending 124th Avenue north from Wilsonville to Tualatin-Sherwood Road to improve regional mobility and provide access to future commercial and industrial lands between Tualatin and Sherwood. The…

New program manager tapped to get Willamette River drinking water to Hillsboro

April 13, 2015

By Dana Tims | The Oregonian/OregonLive  (April 08, 2015) A long-time professional engineer has been tapped to help design and build a 30-mile pipeline that will provide Willamette River drinking water to more than 300,000 Washington County residents. Dave Kraska, who brings more than 25 years of experience in the water industry, will serve as…

Willamette Water Supply Program Hires Program Director

April 8, 2015

Willamette Water Supply Program (WWSP) leadership announced the hiring of Program Director Dave Kraska. Kraska will manage the Willamette Water Supply Program on behalf of Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) and the City of Hillsboro. He will have responsibility for direct oversight and successful completion of the Program. READ FULL NEWS RELEASE (PDF)

Route Chosen For Major Pipeline Running Willamette River Water To Hillsboro

March 12, 2015

OPB News (SoundCloud Link) A route has been determined for a 30-mile pipeline that would provide more than 300,000 residents and businesses in the city of Hillsboro and other west Portland suburbs with water from the Willamette River. On Tuesday, the city of Hillsboro and the Tualatin Valley Water District revealed their proposal for the location of…

Wilsonville-to-Hillsboro water line route, just unveiled, is a study in time, patience

March 12, 2015

The Oregonian/OregonLive (Written by Dana Tims,  March 07, 2015) Todd Heidgerken is the first to note that long-term water planning isn’t a profession suited to anyone expecting immediate gratification. As evidence, he pointed to this week’s landmark decision regarding where to build a 30-mile pipeline linking 300,000 current and future Washington County residents with treated drinking…

Water pipeline route identified

March 6, 2015

Hillsboro Tribune (Thursday, March 5, 2015, Written by Kathy Fuller) Program partners Hillsboro Water and Tualatin Valley Water District have agreed on a preferred route for a 30-mile pipeline to bring water from the Willamette River to Hillsboro. The pipeline will carry water from the river north to Hillsboro and Beaverton, and will include an…

Willamette Water Supply Preferred Route Identified

March 4, 2015

Tuesday March 3, the preferred pipeline route for the Willamette Water Supply Program was shared with the Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) Board of Commissioners. Program partners, TVWD and Hillsboro Water, agreed last week to move the preferred pipeline route to the next round of technical review and continued public engagement. The preferred pipeline route…

Willamette Water Supply Preferred Route Identified

March 4, 2015

On Tuesday, March 3, the preferred pipeline route for the Willamette Water Supply Program was shared with the Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) Board of Commissioners. Program partners, TVWD and Hillsboro Water, agreed last week to move the preferred pipeline route to the next round of technical review and continued public engagement. The preferred pipeline…

Agreement binds Wilsonville to water supply project

January 23, 2015

Wilsonville Spokesman (Wednesday, 14 January 2015, Written by Josh Kulla) Wilsonville City Councilors unanimously voted Jan. 5 to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Tualatin Valley Water District and five metro area cities, a move that takes the city further down the road toward a new water treatment plant. The agreement binds Wilsonville, the…

Thank You to Open House Attendees

January 12, 2015

The Willamette Water Supply Program wishes to thank everyone who attended the recent  open houses. Your input is greatly appreciated! More than 800 people attended the open house or participated in the online open house.  Participants said that coordinating pipeline construction with other improvement projects (like transportation projects) and utility work as the main benefit…