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Joint Water & Sanitary Authority Process

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The Oak Lodge Water Services Board of Directors (Board) is seeking to reorganize the District as a Joint Water & Sanitary Authority. A Joint Water & Sanitary Authority is a type of “special district” under Oregon law that would solidify the OLWS boundary area (Oak Grove, Jennings Lodge, as well as parts of Milwaukie and Gladstone). The change will not affect the services you receive or the rate making process, which will continue to be based on cost-of-service.

For more information please read the information below which includes a Frequently Asked Question section.

If you have questions please contact Alexa Morris, Outreach & Communications Specialist, at (503) 353-4219 or by email at

Authority Update - Special Election

(July 30, 2022) — The Board of Directors has been seeking to reorganize OLWS as a Joint Water & Sanitary Authority. On May 5, 2022, the Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners approved the transition from a District to an Authority.

Registered voters will have the opportunity to elect the first governing body of the Oak Lodge Water Services Authority at the Special Election on August 23, 2022.

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