Case Studies

Buried Tank Increases Capacity & Reliability

Located on the banks of the Rogue River in southern Oregon, the scenic City of Grants Pass offers recreational opportunities to the many tourists drawn to it each year. Named to honor General Ulysses S. Grant’s triumph at Vicksburg, Miss., the picturesque community is famous for its whitewater rafting and the nearby Oregon Caves National Monument.

Reservoir No. 3 Replacement Project

Reducing Dependence on Groundwater

Located in the agricultural fields of the Central San Joaquin Valley of Northern California, the cities of Woodland and Davis—and the University of California, Davis (UC Davis)—previously depended entirely upon groundwater wells as the source of their potable water supply. This became a challenge, as the reliability and quality of the diminishing groundwater supply had declined and many of the groundwater wells were old. Faced with these problems and increasingly stringent wastewater discharge regulations, it became important for these communities to diversify their water supply.

An Energy-Saving City Proud of Its Water

Hillsboro Water Department, located approximately 15 miles west of Portland in the city of Hillsboro, Ore., serves nearly 80,000 customers. The city’s service area includes customers residing in the city’s municipal territory, more than 600 rural connections in Washington County and wholesale service to three water utilities.