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Nancy Kraushaar, P.E., City Engineer/PW Director December 12, 2011.

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1 Nancy Kraushaar, P.E., City Engineer/PW Director December 12, 2011

2 MISSION STATEMENT: The Oregon City Public Works Department will: Operate and maintain existing public infrastructure; Plan and construct capital improvements; Protect public health and safety, water quality, and natural resources to assure the community is provided with safe, sustainable, and financially sound systems for: -- potable water distribution -- wastewater collection -- surface water management -- and multi-modal transportation.

3 Our charge is to look after our communities Health and safety of people and property Access to clean water Protect the environment from our waste Be well prepared and on the same page with partners Know our needs Know our neighbors and their needs Do not limit our understanding, planning, and compassion to local jurisdictional boundaries Share resources – equipment, professional expertise, protocols, and regional policies

4 End of the Oregon Trail First city west of the Rockies Incorporated 1844 County Seat Population – 32,220 Land Area – 9.05 square miles Median household income - $55,668 Confluence of two rivers - flood plain Southeast edge of Portland Urban Growth Boundary Regional Center in Metro’s 2040 Growth Plan OR 99E, OR 213, I-205

5 Budget = $3.5 million Collection system with 136 miles of pipe 12 pump stations Challenges from age, complicated topography, and geologic hazards Household pays $17.60/month + $13.35/month (for treatment) Population: 32,220 No. Customers: 9,600

6 Budget = $2.3 million Geography/geology basins 126 miles of pipe 30 miles of streams 75 detention ponds 37 detention tanks EPA/DEQ NPDES MS4 Permit Household pays $7.40/month Population: 32,220 No. Customers: 10,078

7 Budget = $6.3 million Clackamas River water source MG reservoir storage 168 miles of pipe Oregon City and West Linn partnership – South Fork Water Board Senior water rights on Clackamas River Typical household pays ~$1/day Population: 32,220 No. Customers: 9,970

8 revenue from gas tax = $1.7 million Pavement Maintenance Utility Fee (PMUF) – 2011/12 budget = $2 million Household pays $9/month 136 miles city streets 25 signalized intersections Municipal Elevator Emergency response (wind, flood, ice/snow, earthquake, etc.) Challenge – Safe infrastructure for all modes

9 Annual water system pipe replacements Utility extensions Pipe replacement and upgrades Roadway capacity and intersection improvements Corridor enhancements “Complete streets” – Bike – Ped - Transit Pump station upgrades (sewer and water) Reservoirs Stream restoration and flood mitigation

10 Metro – urban growth boundary, land use, transportation, natural resource protection REGIONAL DISASTER DEBRIS MANAGEMENT REGIONAL DISASTER DEBRIS MANAGEMENT REGIONAL WATER PROVIDERS CONSORTIUM REGIONAL WATER PROVIDERS CONSORTIUM ASSOCIATION OF CLEAN WATER AGENCIES (OREGON ACWA) ASSOCIATION OF CLEAN WATER AGENCIES (OREGON ACWA) DO THE RIGHT THING CAMPAIGN DO THE RIGHT THING CAMPAIGN American Public Works Association (APWA) American Water Works Association (AWWA) DOGAMI – Department of Geology and Mineral Industries ORWARN – Equipment sharing during emergencies

11 Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) provides financial assistance for unique multi-discipline planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs of high-threat, high-density Urban Areas Collaboration between Metro and local agencies in Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties Planning for a catastrophic debris- generating event (earthquake, major flood, wind)

12 Comprised of 23 water providers and Metro – opportunity to understand each others’ needs Established in 1997 to provide regional water supply coordination, emergency response, connectivity (intertie), exercises to practice Provides programs, projects, and education focused on our water resource management Promotes cost-efficient use, wise stewardship, and protection of water resources Shared resources benefits all

13 Comprised of 75 wastewater treatment and stormwater management agencies Belief that cooperatively addressing issues can make a difference in Oregon’s water quality Advocate and interface with DEQ and EPA Umbrella for multiple subcommittees working on water quality issues Permit renewals for Clackamas County, Eugene, Portland, Salem, Clean Water Services, Port of Portland

14 ACWA is standardizing: Compliance issues SOP’s Adaptive management approach ACWA facilitates educational opportunities at conferences for public and private professionals Champion initiatives that benefit all: Baseline WQ data based on land use characteristics Drug give back program

15 KOIN Local 6 (CBS) television campaign – Bruce Sussman Sponsored (funded) by multiple local agencies Series of videos (20 since 2008) aired on television and on internet Promotes clean water in urban areas

16 Our communities rely on our services We need to continue influencing Public Works policies We must protect public health and safety, water quality, and natural resources We need to continue to take advantage of opportunities to collaborate with each other


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