Beaverton water, our most precious resource
Water is something that everyone needs, no matter who they are or who they vote for. That’s why I often say it’s the last non-partisan frontier. Here in our city, we are fortunate to have access to good drinking water. Our water comes from the Cascades and Coastal range, flowing clean and pure.
It is the city government’s responsibility to ensure that Beaverton has quality water for generations to come. That’s why I’m pleased to share some updates with you. In July, we celebrated the opening of a new reservoir on Cooper Mountain. This reservoir, along with the brand new ASR5, will ensure that we have plenty of water even in times of emergency.
I’m also excited to announce that we have received closing funding from the Oregon legislature for our Purple Pipe Program. This program allows us to reuse stormwater to irrigate our city and replenish our rivers and aquifers. It’s a sustainable solution that benefits both our community and our environment.
So the next time you take a refreshing sip of tap water or enjoy the fountains at City Park, I encourage you to take a moment to appreciate the hard work and planning that goes into making it possible. Water is essential to our daily lives, and we are committed to ensuring its availability and quality for all residents.
Thank you for your support and together, let’s continue to cherish and protect this precious resource.
Lacey Beaty was elected Mayor of Beaverton in 2020. Prior to serving as Mayor, she served for six years on the Beaverton City Council.