A Message from Clackamas Water Environment Services Director Greg Geist
Dear Valued Customer,

As we near the end of 2023, Clackamas Water Environment Services is grateful for another productive year of strengthening our ability to serve you through milestone achievements, creative partnerships and innovative approaches.

This summer, the National Association of Counties honored WES with a 2023 Achievement Award for our innovative efforts during the pandemic to successfully educate our customers and partners in Oregon City about a vital wastewater infrastructure project that will benefit nearly 200,000 customers throughout the WES Service Area.

The Tri-City Water Resource Recovery Facility Outfall Project is just one example of how WES works with partner cities on projects that will help us effectively serve customers for generations. Safeguarding a clean water future where all people benefit and our rivers and area waterways thrive requires effective partnerships.

We also continue to work collaboratively with our partner cities to reduce Inflow and Infiltration (I/I) in the sewer pipes they own. Keeping extra water out of pipes will save approximately $120 million over the next two decades.

Your monthly payments help WES complete infrastructure projects that further strengthen the services you depend on WES for every day of the year. We have never been more focused on what’s critical to the nature of our work, our service area communities, our people, and the public we serve. Our communities count on us to handle any situation that comes along, while meeting their evolving needs.

October 19 is Imagine a Day Without Water, which raises awareness of the importance of producing clean water and providing dependable infrastructure, which is what WES is all about. Clean water for all.

On behalf of WES, I wish you a healthy and happy fall and holiday season.


Greg Geist
Director, Clackamas Water Environment Services
WES-SOLVE Summer Waterway Cleanups Series
For the sixth consecutive year, WES partnered with SOLVE for a series of waterway cleanups. This year, 335 volunteers participated in 17 events in Clackamas County to remove trash.
The Clackamas Area Interceptor Improvement Project
The Clackamas Interceptor lacks the capacity to serve current and future ratepayers and needs rehabilitation in some areas. Design is underway. Construction will be in three or four phases over the next decade.

Join us for a virtual meeting Dec. 5 to hear more about this project and how you can stay up to date from start to finish.
Willamette Pump Station and Force Main Capacity and Condition Improvements Project
The existing Willamette Pump Station and Force Main, which were constructed in 1986, have served the West Linn community well. However, improvements and upsizing are needed for WES to continue to provide a resilient, reliable sanitary sewer system to serve our community now and in the future.

Keep FOG Out of Your Pipes!
Fats, oils and grease (FOG) are found in everyday foods and food ingredients such as meat, fish, butter, mayonnaise, milk, gravies, sauces and food scraps. If poured down the drain or into your garbage disposal, FOG can build up over time by sticking to the insides of sewer pipes.

Clear Storm Drains to Protect Your Property and Our Water
The arrival of fall means leaves on the ground and the return of rain. If you are able, use a rake to clear nearby storm drains of leaves and other debris to reduce the chance of flooding near your home or business.

The Low-Income Household Water Assistance (LIHWA) Program
The Low-Income Household Water Assistance (LIHWA) program is a new financial assistance program funded by the Federal government. It is currently only a one-time program but could continue into the future.

LIHWA allows Clackamas County to directly pay WES sewer and surface water bills for eligible households. To be eligible, household income must be at or below 60 percent of Oregon's median income based on household size. This support can be used for:

  • Current Charges
  • Past Due Amounts

Interested in Joining the Team?
WES produces clean water and protects water quality for nearly 200,000 people living and working in Clackamas County.

Each year, we clean more than seven billion gallons of water. In the process, we convert materials that have long been considered “waste” into natural energy and fertilizer. We also help reduce pollution in local rivers, streams, and wetlands caused by stormwater runoff, the number one source of water pollution in Oregon.

We educate and assist community members from all walks of life. It’s our job to ensure that our families and neighbors enjoy the benefits of safe, healthy water for generations to come.

WES is a county department, a service district and a ratepayer-funded organization.
Current recruitment:
Are You Managing Your Sanitary Sewer and Surface Water Account Online?
The WES online account management system gives you access to your account 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Register for access online to enjoy these features:

  • View real-time balances, payment amounts and bill due dates.
  • Make one-time or recurring payments.
  • Review transaction history.
  • Sign up for paperless e-billing to get your bills and our messages emailed to you!

The WES Office is Open for Business!
Our office at 150 Beavercreek Road in Oregon City is open to serve you from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday in person, or 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday by phone.

If you are experiencing flooding or a problem with your sanitary sewer that needs immediate attention during regular business hours, please call 503-742-4567, and a WES representative will contact you promptly. Outside of regular business hours, please call 503-655-8211.

Sanitary sewer service and surface water management.
150 Beavercreek Road Oregon City, OR 97045

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