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Thursday, June 17, 2021. District’s Drinking Water Safe to Drink & Use: Chlorine Shortage Information

(June 17, 2021) — The Oak Lodge Water Service District (District) was recently notified of a chlorine shortage caused by an equipment failure at a manufacturing facility on the west coast.

District customers receive drinking water from the North Clackamas County Water Commission (NCCWC). Chlorine is used in the treatment process to kill harmful pathogens, such as bacteria and viruses – and to ensure water is safe to drink and use.

Protection of public health is the District’s number one priority.

The drinking water coming out of your tap remains safe to drink and use.

Staff have implemented measures to extend chlorine supplies and are working to acquire additional supplies from other manufacturers, while also ensuring that the water remains safe to drink.

To get the chlorine supply we need, the District and the NCCWC are working directly with other water utilities, the Oregon Governor’s Office, Oregon Emergency Management, Oregon Health Authority, Department of Environmental Quality, the Oregon Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network, and federal authorities.

District customers can voluntarily help conserve the chlorine supply by reducing indoor and outdoor water use.  

The District will keep customers informed and provide updates if additional actions are needed.


  • For more information and to check for updates, visit the District website or follow the District on Facebook or Twitter. For statewide information, visit click here.
  • June 21, 2021 - District Customers Asked to Voluntarily Reduce Water Usage Due to Chlorine Shortage, click here
  • June 25, 2021 - Chlorine Shortage Update, click here

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To all our customers in the area, thank you for your voluntary help and support. For questions, please contact the District at (503) 654-7765 or

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