Lake Oswego Recognized for Stewardship and Water Conservation Program
On September 6, 2018, the City of Lake Oswego was recognized by the Oregon Water Resources Department’s (OWRD) 2018 Stewardship and Conservation Award Program, for outstanding commitment to promoting responsible water management and conserving water resources through its Water Conservation Program.
The City was awarded Second Place (Silver) under the category “Best Conservation Program” for large municipalities.
The OWRD’s Stewardship and Conservation Awards program celebrates those making a meaningful difference in our most precious natural resource. The program includes three awards that recognize water users from around the state that have made water conservation and management an integral part of their day-to-day operations.
“It’s a great honor for the City to be recognized for our water conservation efforts and for demonstrating that we are indeed good stewards of our water,” said Kevin McCaleb, City of Lake Oswego water conservation coordinator. “This recognition shows that the Lake Oswego community does not take our resources for granted, understands the importance of efficient water use and has a strong appreciation for the value of its water; in and out of the Clackamas River.”
The City’s Water Management and Conservation Program has been in place for more than ten years. Since the introduction of the program, historic consumption and peak per-capita water demand has reduced by almost 20 percent. The program is multi-faceted, and combines public education on efficient water use, individual assessments of equipment, rebates for inefficient appliances and equipment, and recommended solution strategies (free water audits) to expand customer base awareness of sustaining long-term water management best practices.
For more information on the conservation program, visit www.lowaterconservation.com or call 503-675-3747