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Welcome to Water Environment Services

Water Environment Services (WES) provides Wastewater Collection & Treatment and Biosolids Reuse for seven cities and several unincorporated areas in Clackamas County. Stormwater Management, On-Site Sewage Disposal, and Water Quality and Stream Enhancement projects are also coordinated by WES.

Service Districts

Clackamas County Service District No. 1 (
Tri-City Service District
Surface Water Management Agency

What's New

Gregory Geist appointed as director of Clackamas County Water Environment Services

Gregory Geist has been appointed director of Clackamas County Water Environment Services. Geist was named to the position on March 23, 2015, following a nationwide recruitment. He had been serving as acting director since December.

“Greg brings extensive experience and leadership to this important position. He was clearly at the top of a strong and competitive field of candidates. I have every confidence he will do an incredible job leading WES,” said County Administrator Donald Krupp.

Read the press release.

House Bill 2800

Clackamas County opposes House Bill 2800: the Board of County Commissioners unanimously opposes HB 2800, which proposes a change in the governance of the Tri-City Service District. The Tri-City Service District was formed in 1980 by a vote of the public, who agreed to the County Commission serving as the District's governing body. Any change to the governance structure of the Tri-City Service District should be decided upon by a vote of the public in each of the cities, rather than be mandated by the State Legislature. The Board of County Commissioners recognizes that rate increases are one of the driving factors behind the bill's introduction and notes that these increases are necessary to help pay for capital improvements to the Tri-City plant, stemming in large part from growth within the District. A change to the District's governance will not change the fact that there is a need for capital improvements to avoid violations to the Clean Water Act, which protects public health and environmental quality.

Clackamas County hopes to continue the positive 35-year relationship and service with our partners Gladstone, Oregon City, West Linn, and the region. We believe we can reach agreement on these issues without legislative intervention. We urge a "no" vote if HB 2800 is considered.

§ HB 2800
§ HB 2800 Q and A
§ West Linn City Council Study Session – 3/2/2015
§ West Linn Tidings: "West Linn City Council opposes OC proposal" – 3/5/2015
§ Happy Valley opposes House Bill 2800
§ Letter from Mayor Holladay – 2/24/2015
§ Letter to Mayor Holladay – 3/4/2015
§ BCC Letter to Wastewater Partners
§ Tri-City Service District Governance
§ Tri-City Service District Flowmeters
§ Technical Memorandum – Tri-City Water Pollution Control Plant
§ 1995 Tri-City Service District Population Projection
§ 2011 Tri-City Service District Population Projection
§ Allocation Formula: CCSD#1 and Tri-City Service District
§ Allocation of Operations and Maintenance
§ Flow Data at Tri-City WPCP

Regional Advisory Committee Documents

Wastewater Treatment Capacity Advisory Committee Bylaws
Wastewater Advisory Committee Bylaws FAQ
Community Partners Task Force: Summary Report and Recommendations
Wastewater Partnership Agreement FAQ
Wastewater Partnership Agreement Fact Sheet

WES Services

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Start Sewer and/or Storm Water Service
Stop Sewer and/or Storm Water Service
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About WES
Customer and Financial Services
Development Services
Sewer Services
Surface Water Management
Biosolids Management
Outreach and Education
Bids and RFP's
Septic Systems

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Water Environment Services
150 Beavercreek Rd. Oregon City, OR 97045

(503) 742-4567

Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm