About Clackamas Water Environment Services

Clackamas Water Environment Services produces clean water and protects water quality. We operate and maintain five resource recovery facilities, 23 pumping stations and more than 360 miles of pipes.

Each year, we clean more than seven billion gallons of water. In the process, we convert materials that have long been considered “waste” into natural energy and fertilizer. We also help reduce pollution in local rivers, streams, and wetlands caused by stormwater runoff, the number one source of water pollution in Oregon.

We educate and assist community members from all walks of life. It’s our job to ensure that our families and neighbors enjoy the benefits of safe, healthy water for generations to come.

Vision and Mission

Vision: Our Mission (Where We Are Going)
Be a collaborative partner in building a resilient clean water future where all people benefit and rivers thrive.

Mission: Why We’re Here (Our Purpose)
Clackamas Water Environment Services produces clean water, protects water quality and recovers renewable resources. We do this by providing wastewater services, stormwater management, and environmental education. It’s our job to protect public health and support the vitality of our communities, natural environment, and economy.

What We Stand For (Our Focus)

  • Protecting Public Health
  • Investment in Our People
  • Stewardship of Healthy Watersheds
  • Responsive Customer Service
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Water Resource Recovery


Clackamas Water Environment Services is an intergovernmental partnership formed by Clackamas County Service District No. 1 (CCSD#1), the Surface Water Management Agency of Clackamas County (SWMACC) and Tri-City Service District (TCSD).

The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners serves as the governing body of the districts.

Greg Geist, Director

Greg Geist joined Clackamas County Water Environment Services in 2013 after working for 11 years at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. As a child in western Washington, he grew up surrounded by salt water⁠. Then his family put a well in the ground, and fresh water came bubbling out. “Water has been a lifelong obsession ever since,” Greg says. “I think I share that passion with virtually everyone at WES. We care about clean water. We care about this community. We want to work hard and meet its needs.”

WES Advisory Committee

Eighteen customers, stakeholders and city representatives serve on the WES Advisory Committee. Each brings experience or background in wastewater management, watershed health and restoration, economic development, or surface water. The committee provides input and makes recommendations to WES and the Board of County Commissioners.

Our Service Area

WES Service Area map

The WES service area includes:

  • Boring
  • Fischer’s Forest Park
  • Gladstone
  • Happy Valley
  • Hoodland
  • Johnson City
  • Milwaukie
  • Oregon City
  • Rivergrove
  • West Linn
  • Communities in unincorporated Clackamas County

Stay in Touch

The Clackamas Water Environment Services team serves as a resource for community members from all walks of life. Please stay in touch.

Customer Service

River View


150 Beavercreek Road #430, Oregon City, OR 97045

Office Hours:

Lobby hours
Monday to Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone hours
Monday to Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Customer service
Development services and permits

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