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Can I get COVID-19 from my tap water?

March 13, 2020

The answer is simply NO! Your tap water is safe to drink. There is no known transmission pathway for the virus in the drinking water system. The virus does not survive the treatment and disinfection process. A links for more information can be found at:, EPA and CDC.

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Reservoir 11 – Fall Update

October 22, 2019

Wet weather has moved in and construction activities at the reservoir site will be suspended until drier weather arrives in the spring.  We were pushing hard to try and complete back filling before the wet season arrived, but nearly record rainfall in September made that impossible.  There are two primary reasons for this.  First, it…

Reservoir 11 – Summer Updates

August 9, 2019

August 9 – The reservoir has passed leak tests and been placed in operation. Even though the site still needs extensive work to return it to normal, the reservoir has water in it and is being used as part of the water system. Trucks will begin hauling material to the site to backfill around the reservoir…

Reservoir 11 – Spring Update

March 27, 2019

March 27 – Put a lid on it!  The contractor will pour half of the roof of the reservoir on Friday.  On Friday, March 29th crews will start setting up at 7:00 AM, with the first concrete truck scheduled to arrive at 7:30 AM.  It is anticipated that 25 trucks, or about 2500 cubic yards…


Daily Journal of Commerce Article Spotlights Reservoir 11 Project

September 27, 2018

Tight Spaces and massive excavation make for a challenging project.

Blue Green Algae Blooms Aren’t a Threat to Sunrise Drinking Water

June 8, 2018

Toxic algae blooms impacting Salem’s drinking water have been in the news, raising concerns closer to home. Sunrise Customers shouldn’t be concerned.

Clackamas River Water Providers (CRWP) Spring Newsletter 2018

May 7, 2018

News on spring irrigation system check-ups, cross connection and more.