Clean Water Services has been showing love for the Tualatin River for more than 45 years. We show our love in many ways. Our cleaned wastewater gets primary, secondary and sometimes even tertiary treatment before it's returned to the river. In the summer months when the river is feeling low, we release water from Hagg Lake increasing the flow and keeping the water cool. We work with partners to make sure river banks are healthy and stable by removing invasive plants and planting native trees and shrubs, which also create shade and habitat for beloved animals and birds. Last year we swept 13,000 miles of streets to help keep pollutants out of storm drains and the river.
If you're looking for more ways to express your affection for our watershed this Valentine's Day, join us by embracing one (or more) of these ideas;