A Message from WES Director Greg Geist
Dear Valued Customer,
2020 promises to be another productive year of growth for WES, which proudly serves you and more than 190,000 customers.
I am happy to report that our 82nd Drive Pedestrian Bridge will soon re-open after seismic retrofitting work is complete. The bridge will be able to withstand a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and provide passage across the Clackamas River should such an event occur. Resiliency and preparedness are a top priority for us.
Expansion and refurbishment projects at our water resource recovery facilities will strengthen our ability to protect your health, our shared environment, and accommodate future growth. In addition to producing electricity for nearly half of our Tri-City facility, our new cogeneration system will use methane gas to generate heat that we can use for the wastewater treatment process as well as to heat our laboratory and other buildings.
Being resourceful is important to WES. Conserving energy and following sustainable practices helps us reduce our environmental footprint. Simple, everyday habits such as turning off lights and computer monitors when not in use are very effective. In fact, these practices helped WES recently surpass five million kilowatt-hours saved at our Tri-City facility, which translates into nearly $255,000 in savings, and benefits our customers and the environment.

To learn more about WES projects, please visit: https://www.clackamas.us/wes#wesprojects
In 2020, we look forward to once again working with community groups to improve the health of our watersheds. Our RiverHealth Stewardship Program provides grants to groups like the Rivers of Life Center, one of 14 grant recipients in 2019 , who are working with at-risk teenagers to create a new wildlife habitat and make other improvements at Phillips Creek. You can read about this ambitious project here .
On behalf of Water Environment Services, I wish you a happy and healthy New Year.
Greg Geist, WES Director
WES is looking forward to another productive partnership with the non-profit SOLVE in 2020, as we work together to keep trash out of local waterways.

The 2019 WES-SOLVE Summer Waterway Cleanup Series resulted in nearly 20,000 pounds of trash being removed from more than a dozen local rivers, lakes, streams, and natural areas.1700 volunteers removed trash in areas prone to litter, including monthly cleanups at the High Rocks area along the Clackamas River. The Cleanup Series kicked off in May at the 3-Creeks Natural Area near Milwaukie, where nearly 100 volunteers removed hundreds of pounds of trash. You can view KGW’s coverage of the event here .
Trash It, Don't Flush It
Flushing trash doesn't make it magically disappear. The trash can clog pipes and cause expensive damages at the wastewater treatment facility. So please, trash it... don't flush it.
Low-Income Customer Discount
Water Environment Services offers a 50% reduction on the sanitary sewer portion of its monthly bills to customers who meet the low income guidelines.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at 503-742-4567 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday or click here to learn more.
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