drinking water from surface sources (lakes and rivers) and groundwater (aquifers). Most people
in our region get their water from one of these five sources: the Bull Run Watershed, Clackamas
River, groundwater, Tualatin / Trask Rivers, or Willamette River.
The Region’s water providers employ about 1,100 professionals to manage, maintain, and
protect your tap water every step of the way. This constant care from the source all the way to
your home involves a lot of professionals, infrastructure like reservoirs and pipes, and
complying with rules and regulations.
At the same time water providers are making sure daily water needs are met, they’re planning
for the future too! Region-wide planning and construction keeps resiliency top-of-mind while
coordinating water supply in the face of climate change, population growth, and aging
infrastructure. Water providers work together to support regional programs, share resources,
and strengthen the region’s ability to respond to and recover from emergencies.
The Regional Water Providers Consortium's work supports its water provider members to
ensure that the region has a long-term, reliable, efficient, and safe water supply. As a member,
we are committed to working regionally to supply your water and continuing to adapt to future
challenges as they arise.
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