Public Works

The Lake Oswego Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining infrastructure systems throughout the City to ensure they are working correctly, efficiently, and that the life of our assets is maximized. Streets, Water, Sewer, Stormwater, Motor Pool and City Beautification maintenance programs make up the department with each responsible for their own infrastructure system.

Here at Public Works, we take pride in providing utility maintenance to help make Lake Oswego a great place to live.

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Safety Concern Form

We want your help in making community streets a safer and more comfortable place. While staff work diligently on addressing issues that are spotted, we understand that we can’t catch everything. 

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Drinking Water and Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

Lake Oswego currently meets or exceeds all federal and state requirements for water quality testing. PFAS is an emerging issue that all water providers and systems across the nation are experiencing. The City is closely tracking news about detections of PFAS in drinking water around the country, as well as the EPA’s newly proposed PFAS drinking water regulations. We are committed to protecting public health.

Fortunately, Lake Oswego and Tigard’s drinking water is at low risk for PFAS, and PFAS have not been detected in our drinking water from the Clackamas River.

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Winter Weather Events and Preparation

Our Public Works Department diligently follows weather reports, monitors local weather stations and road conditions, prepares for, and is ready to respond to winter weather events.

Watch this video to learn how our Public Works staff prepares for the winter season and weather events. For the most up-to-date information, visit our winter weather alerts page or follow our social media accounts. 

Read on to learn helpful tips on how you can get prepared, safe driving trips, and FAQs! 

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Smart Water Meter Project

The City is updating outdated, manually-read water meters to a new, wirelessly-read technology. These smart meters support efficiencies in our water system. 

We are replacing nearly 12,000 residential meters city-wide. More than 10,500 meters have already been installed on the northern and eastern neighborhoods of the city. In 2024, work will continue on the southside of the lake. Once residential meters have been installed, work will begin on commercial and multi-residential meters. All new smart meters are expected to be installed and in service by end of 2025. 

 

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Lead and Drinking Water - Free test kits available

The main source of lead in drinking water is typically from household plumbing or components associated with service lines. We offer free lead testing to our water customers. If you are concerned about the levels of lead in your home, you can pick up a test kit and instructions at the 2nd floor reception desk at City Hall.  For questions about lead testing or your drinking water, call the Water Treatment Plant at 503-635-0394.

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Contact Information

Maintenance and Motor Pool
503-635-0280
Maintenance Center
17601 Pilkington Rd
Lake Oswego OR 97035

Water Treatment Plant
503-635-0394
Water Conservation
503-675-3747

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