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Clackamas County Water Environment Services names J. Michael Read as interim director

Clackamas County has named J. Michael Read as interim Director of Water Environment Services while the county conducts a thorough recruitment process for a permanent director.

Read has worked in the sanitary sewer and surface water management industry for over 30 years, including as Director of Water Environment Services from 1997 to 2002.  Read has served as General Manager of the Oak Lodge Sanitary District since 2008, a position he will maintain while heading Water Environment Services.

“I am proud to represent Clackamas County Water Environment Services, an organization committed to protecting and enhancing water quality in our region, and I look forward to contributing my experience to ensure customers receive the best possible value for these essential services.”

Water Environment Services manages three service districts, operating five wastewater treatment plants that produce 6 billion gallons of clean water each year and provides surface water management services which reduce pollution in our rivers, streams and wetlands.

For more information please visit or contact Ryan Johnson, Water Environment Services Community Relations Specialist at 503-742-4561 or

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