I/I is rainwater or groundwater that gets into sewer lines through improper connections or damaged pipes and increases the amount of water that reaches our water resource recovery facilities, which we then have to treat.
I/I also increases the risk of sewer overflows within the collection system.
Reducing I/I in key basins by 2040 would save approximately $120 million in required upgrades and expansion in the collection system and at our treatment facilities.
We’re teaming up with our partner cities that own and maintain their own sewer systems, which deliver wastewater to WES’ treatment facilities to reduce I/I and save our ratepayers money. WES has committed to fund 33% of these projects to help solve this regional issue. We’re pleased to report we have an I/I agreement in place with all of our service area cities.
The WES Technical Advisory Team (TAT) reviews proposals from member communities for program funding.
|Member Community||Project Name||Estimated Cost||Date Approved by TAT||WES contribution|
|Oregon City||I/I Program Management||$1,400,000||3/31/2022||$462,000|
|Oregon City||Rivercrest Phase 3||$2,900,000||3/31/2022||$957,000|
|Gladstone||I/I Rehab Design||$482,911||3/31/2022||$159,360|
|Oregon City||Linn Phase 1||$2,900,000||3/15/2023||$957,000|
|Oregon City||Linn Phase 2||$1,200,000||3/15/2023||$396,000|