In this unprecedented time of COVID-19, we continue to keep your safety and health at the forefront – so all of us have clean water for drinking, washing our hands, and helping prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
See our Newsroom for more on how we have responded to the pandemic.
During Washington County’s state of emergency, Clean Water Services will not assess late fees on sewer and surface water charges. Please contact your drinking water provider for more information on their service.
The Clean Water Services annual budget process helps guide what investments the community will make in water resources management and establishes sewer and stormwater rates for the following fiscal year. Rates support our work in protecting water resources as we look beyond this pandemic and keep up with changing needs. This requires additional investments in aging infrastructure, ensuring our long-term water supply and meeting stricter federal and state pollution control rules.
You’re welcome to participate on May 7 and June 15 in our budget discussions and learn more about how we invest in our community. Find information on the proposed rates and how to take part on our Budget page.
Public health and clean water go hand-in-hand, especially in today's COVID crisis. Clean Water Services is collaborating on multiple research projects to track COVID-19 in sewage to help public health officials detect the presence and scope of the virus in a community. Using new analytical techniques, researchers are able to find evidence of the virus at the neighborhood scale, which could provide an early warning sign of the virus in a community.
As we take measures to protect the health of our community, we encourage you to do your part:
If you have additional questions, please contact us. Stay tuned to this page for updates.
Everything we do at Clean Water Services aims to protect public health, while enhancing the natural environment of the Tualatin River Watershed. Combining science and nature, we work in partnership with others to safeguard the river's health and vitality, ensure the economic success of our region, and protect public health for more than 600,000 people in urban Washington County. Although Clean Water Services maintains a close working relationship with Washington County government, it is separately managed and financed.
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Chief of Staff
Clean Water Services