It’s Drinking Water Week, May 2 – 8, 2021. The District provides safe and reliable drinking water from the Clackamas River to nearly 29,000 people in Oak Grove, Jennings Lodge, and parts of Milwaukie and Gladstone. The Clackamas River is an extremely high-quality raw water source. Approximately 100 miles of water mains make up the distribution system that carries water to District customers.
The Clackamas River begins on the western slopes of the Cascade Range in Mount Hood National Forest. Forty-seven miles of the river are federally protected as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. The Clackamas River Watershed drains nearly 940 miles of forests, mountain meadows, agricultural land, suburban neighborhoods, and light industrial areas before meeting with the Willamette River. The Clackamas River is a highly-managed river with many uses including high quality drinking water, hydroelectric power, and outdoor recreation.
Here are three ways to celebrate Drinking Water Week:
- Click here to watch a tour of where your drinking water comes from.
- Click here to read the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.
- Vote for the 2022 water conservation calendar cover page! Students from around Clackamas County demonstrate their knowledge of water by creating pictures that reflect the calendar theme. The theme of the 2022 calendar is “Conserving Our Tap Water at Home”. From our District, you will see a submission from Candy Lane Elementary. Click here to vote now.