Your Reliable Drinking Water Future
Moving Forward To Provide A Reliable Water Supply
Based on projected population growth and to help sustain Washington County's expanding economy, TVWD will require an additional source of supply around the year 2025. The District is moving forward on developing the mid-Willamette water supply option to provide quality water along with the Portland Water Bureau and Joint Water Commission.
The Willamette River is a proven, abundant and reliable water source. The City of Wilsonville has been providing satisfied residents and businesses with water from the Willamette River since 2002. Sherwood also draws on the Willamette as a source. Once TVWD's portion of the mid-Willamette supply is online, TVWD will receive water from three quality water sources.
Mid-Willamette Current Projects and Planning
For the most up to date information about the Willamette Water Supply website.
How did you arrive at this decision?
TVWD identified and carefully evaluated a variety of water supply options. These options were shared with customers at a number of community briefings, and customer input was considered in decisions by the TVWD Board. A Technical Memorandum summarizes TVWD's water supply evaluation process.
- Technical Memorandum (comprehensive summary of our current water supply evaluation efforts)
- Other documents and presentations
On April 24, 2013, the District's Board of Commissioners voted to take steps to secure an additional water supply from the mid-Willamette River at Wilsonville. This option provides for high quality tap water at a lower cost, with less implementation risk than the other viable alternatives. This will be in addition to the other sources the District currently uses.
TVWD has a variety of projects in motion to maintain and improve the water system now and in the future. Our Capital Improvement Projects Web page has more details about current projects.