Resilience is the ability to reduce the magnitude of disruptive and challenging events or circumstances and quickly recover from difficult situations.
For Water Environment Services (WES), increasing resiliency is the driving force behind all of our work.
In addition to ensuring that we have the infrastructure and capacity to meet the needs of a growing population, WES also maintains existing equipment and replaces it as it ages.
The WES infrastructure includes more than 340 miles of sewer pipes, 21 wastewater pumping stations and five water resource recovery facilities, which we use to provide wastewater treatment services for you and more than 165,000 other customers.
Another top priority for WES is making sure that our infrastructure is prepared for natural disasters.
WES is now performing a seismic upgrade to our
Drive Pedestrian Bridge
that connects Gladstone and Oregon. Once finished, the bridge will provide vital passage over the Clackamas River for emergency vehicles in the event of a catastrophic earthquake.
WES also manages surface water infrastructure to protect our waterways from pollution carried by stormwater runoff.
Clean water is the biggest lifesaver in human history, which is often taken for granted. It takes hard work, dedicated people, and
to produce clean water for our loved ones and the environment, which is the mission WES commits itself to every day of the year.