Wastewater Services

Have you ever wondered what happens after you flush?

Join us for a unique tour of one of the world's most technologically advanced water resource recovery facilities.

Learn how our technology works to:

  • protect the health of your family and the environment
  • produce clean water, energy and other useful products
  • support economic vitality

Ask questions and tell us about how we can keep you, our valued customer, informed and engaged. Children attending with their parents must be at least 10 years old.

For more information, contact Kim McRobbie at kmcrobbie@clackamas.us or 503-557-2801.
Due to construction and safety restrictions, tour availability may be limited.

Wastewater treatment facilities

To understand where WES stands today, it is helpful to know how far we’ve come regarding wastewater treatment services.

It’s hard to imagine not being able to flush a toilet to carry wastewater away from our homes or businesses and yet 60% of the world – 4.5 billion people – don’t have a toilet at home.

 

Boring Water Pollution Control Plant (serves Boring)
Startup: 1986

The Boring plant was built at the request of DEQ to eliminate raw sewage discharges to deep creek in the commercial area of boring.

 

Fischer's Forest Park Water Pollution Control Facility (serves Fischer's Forest Park subdivision)
Startup: 1971

Kids by Digester

Hoodland Water Pollution Control Plant (Hoodland and Welches)
Startup: 1982

The Hoodland plant replaced four failing wastewater plants and allow the Hoodland area to grow.

Digester

Tri-City Water Pollution Control Plant (serves Gladstone, Oregon City and West Linn)
Startup: May 1986

The Tri-City Plant was constructed as part of a major program to eliminate raw sewage overflows to the Willamette and Clackamas Rivers and in response to a building moratorium. The Tri-City Plant replaced three obsolete plants in West Linn and Oregon City. The Tri-City plant was the first municipal plant in Oregon designed to treat ammonia biologically.

Kellogg Plant

Kellogg Water Resource Recovery Facility (serves the North Clackamas Urban area, and the cities of Happy Valley, Johnson City and Milwaukie)
Startup: August 1974

The Kellogg facility was constructed to provide service to the North Clackamas Area which was being served by septic systems. Building in many areas of the district was suppressed until sewer service was available because the septic systems could not be permitted under then "new" state septic system regulations.