The Water Environment Services partnership treats wastewater for more than 165,000 customers. People who live and work in our service area rely on these services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Water Environment Services provides services to Happy Valley, Milwaukie, Gladstone, Oregon City, West Linn, Johnson City, Hoodland, Boring, Fischer’s Forest Park and unincorporated Clackamas County.
Water Environment Services partnership service area
Prior to the creation of the Water Environment Services partnership in November 2016, the service area was made up of two districts: The Tri-City Service District and Clackamas County Service District No. 1.
The districts shared critical infrastructure, making the entire wastewater system more resilient to changes in population growth, economic development, and increasingly stringent regulations.
While district cooperation benefited ratepayers, there was no formal, long-term partnership in place to guarantee these ratepayer benefits would continue. That prompted the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners to create the formal partnership. The partnership provides additional certainty and stability for ratepayers while streamlining compliance with clean water regulations.