Awards honor Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership
Awards and recognition continue to pour in for the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership and its now-completed, $254 million project to upgrade facilities and expand the system's reach.
The latest honors: In late April, the Partnership was recognized with two major awards — Excellence in Engineering and Excellence in Concrete Construction — for its new 38-million-gallon water treatment plant. The awards were given by the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Oregon Concrete & Aggregate Producers Association (OCAPA), respectively.
In addition, treatment plant manager Kari Duncan was awarded the Powell-Lindsay Citation from the the AWWA. This award recognizes outstanding service and exceptional devotion to the activities of the organization and is the highest award the regional section presents. In 2016, Duncan became the association director for the Pacific Northwest Section, serving as the direct link to the national association and one of 60 members of the national board of directors.
The Excellence in Concrete award recognizes projects that use concrete in extensive or innovative ways. The Partnership received the award under the "Best Of Utility" category for construction of the new water treatment plant in West Linn, where more than 18,950 cubic yards of structural concrete were placed.
The Excellence in Engineering award in the "Best Large Works Project" category recognizes the treatment plant's planning and design, which resulted in overall cost savings, enhanced safety and an extended service life and sustainability.
— The Review