Drug Take-Back Event

Drug Take-Back Event
Saturday September 20th
Oak Lodge Sanitary District Admin Office(14611 SE River Rd, Oak Grove, OR 97267)

On Saturday, September 20th Clackamas County Sheriff will be hosting a Drug Take-Back event at Oak Lodge Sanitary District 14611 SE River Rd, Milwaukie, OR from 11am-1pm. Acceptable items for the turn-in include prescription medications and samples, over the counter medications, vitamins, pet medications, medicated ointment tubes and liquid medications.

Proper disposal is critical to ensure clean drinking water; to prevent drug misuse; and to support fish and wildlife populations. Never flush any drugs!

Clackamas County Sheriff’s deputies will be on hand to receive these drugs for proper disposal in this one day, no questions asked, drug turn-in event. Drugs and prescriptions can be turned in “as is,” opened or unopened. The collected items will be sealed and securely stored until they are destroyed by incineration.

For questions, please contact Clackamas County Sheriff’s Department at 503-785-5000 or Oak Lodge Sanitary District at 503-653-1653.

Down the River Clean Up

Float and fill the boat! We Love Clean Rivers and the Clackamas River Basin Council present the 12th Annual Down the River Clean Up on the Clackamas on Sunday, September 7th.

All participants must pre-register online at www.welovecleanrivers.org/clackamas.

Registration closes on Sept 5th at 8 am.

This is an on-river, volunteer clean up. All non-motorized watercrafts are invited! Attracting over 400 people, and typically removing 3-4 tons of trash from the river that provides more than 400,000 residents with fresh drinking water, We Love Clean Rivers and CBRC hopes you’ll join them in making this 12th Anniversary a splashing success!

Afterwards, all are invited back to Barton County Park from 3-6 pm for a family friendly celebration with a free BBQ, live music by Goldfoot, Base Camp Brewing Company libations, booths, games, prizes and a great silent auction.

Questions? Website has all the details: www.welovecleanrivers.org or email coordinator@welovecleanrivers.org.

2014 Down the River Clean Up Poster

Odor Report

The staff of OLSD is currently working hard to control odors at the plant stemming from the relationship between the Cannibal Interchange Reactor and the aerobic digesters. If you or your neighbors are experience odor from the Water Reclamation Facility and would like to share your concern, please utilize this form: Odor Report Form.

The form can be submitted to OLSD via email (mdwalter@olsd.net), mail, or in person at our Admin office: 14611 SE River Rd.

To alert OLSD to sanitary sewer or surface water related problems, please feel free to visit this page: Alert OLSD to a Problem.

OLSD July 1, 2014 Rate Update

On June 10, 2014 the Oak Lodge Sanitary District Board of Directors approved the budget and rates for Fiscal Year 2014-2015. Billing occurs every other month in arrears for a two-month billing cycle. Effective July 1, 2014 the service charges will be calculated as follows:

Single Family Residential:
SSS Fee Fixed Portion:  $34.57/month
SSS Fee Variable Portion:  $1.75/ccf
SWM Fee:  $7.00/month

Multi-family, Commercial, Industrial, Other:
SSS Fee Fixed Portion Per EDU:  $34.57/month
SSS Fee Variable Portion:   $1.75/ccf
SWM Fee Per 2,500sf of impervious surface:  $7.00/month

The SSS portion funds all aspects of sanitary sewer collection, transmission and treatment facilities. The fixed rate includes debt service from the building of the WRF approved by ratepayer’s vote in 2009. The variable portion is determined by averaging winter water usage (November through May) as provided from the Oak Lodge Water District. The SWM portion funds the DEQ & EPA mandated management of storm water runoff into the four streams in our district.

One CCF equals 748 gallons. Did you know the average residential household uses 14 ccf per billing cycle or approximately 172 gallons per day? This breaks down to a cost of less then $1.80 per day to collect, process and treat all water to a standard clean enough to discharge into the Willamette River!

We all work hard to keep our rivers clean! To learn more or for questions on your bill please feel free to call us at 503-653-1653 or email us at billing@olsd.net.

Notice of Budget Hearing

A public meeting of the Oak Lodge Sanitary District Board of Directors will be held on June 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM at 14611 SE River Road, Oak Grove, OR 97267.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014 as approved by the Oak Lodge Sanitary District Budget Committee.

The Notice of the Budget Hearing as well as a financial summary of the budget is being published in the Oregonian five (5) to thirty (30) days before the meeting.

This website announcement is not a substitute for the newspaper publication – it is only an announcement on the website as a convenience to website visitors.

A copy of the budget may be inspected or obtained at the Administration Office, 14611 SE River Road between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

A copy of the budget document is available at:  http://www.oaklodgesanitary.com/finances/

OLSD Strategic Plan

OLSD Strategic Plan Brochure Cover Page   OLSD Strategic Plan Brochure
The District has just completed a Strategic Plan update. The Strategic Plan provides direction and focus for the District. The Plan begins with a vision: ‘The Oak Lodge Sanitary District is a recognized leader providing the highest quality services to protect public health and enhance our community’s water resources’. The Plan continues with our mission, followed by our values, and then five goals:

1. Provide efficient, high quality services
2. Earn customer satisfaction
3. Be an environmental leader
4. Attract and retain top quality professionals
5. Plan for the District’s long-term sustainability

These goals are accomplished through a series of strategies that are implemented over time. The goals and strategies are accomplished through the District’s business plan which serves as the foundation for the annual budget. The Strategic Plan update process included leadership and input from the Board of Directors. District staff and customers also contributed to the Plan. A brochure communicating the key elements of the plan is available at the District offices. If you’d like to have a copy of the Strategic Plan brochure mailed to your home, contact the District.



Notice of Budget Committee Meeting


A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Oak Lodge Sanitary District, Clackamas County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015, will be held at Oak Lodge Sanitary District, 14611 SE River Road, Oak Grove, OR  97267.  The meeting will take place on May 13, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

The purpose of the meeting is to hear the budget message, receive comment from the public on the budget, and seek approval of the budget by the Budget Committee for the budget’s presentation for adoption by the Board of Directors at the Budget Hearing scheduled for June 10, 2014 at 6:00pm.

This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.  Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.

A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after April 8, 2014 at Oak Lodge Sanitary District, 14611 SE River Road, Oak Grove, OR  97267, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

This notice will be published in the Oregonian five (5) to thirty (30) days before the meeting.

A copy of the budget document has been posted on Oak Lodge Sanitary District’s website at http://www.oaklodgesanitary.com/finances/

Water Reclamation Facility Dedication Celebration!


Lynn Schoessler, executive director of Oregon’s Infrastructure Finance Authority will join Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Director Dick Pedersen and other local leaders on Saturday, August 3 to celebrate the completion of a major overhaul for Oak Lodge Sanitary District’s water reclamation facility.

The ceremony will be held at the plant located at 13750 SE Renton Ave. in Oak Grove. A family-friendly community event that features, music, hot dogs and hands-on public works equipment displays begins at 11:00 a.m. followed by the keynote address at 11:30. Tours of the new facility will be offered until 3:00 p.m.

District Board of Director’s President, William Wild wants the community “owners” to come see their new treatment facility: “We mailed an invitation to every customer in our District. This project has been a true community effort. We are thrilled to share this special day with our customers and others interested in clean water.”  He reminds community members to bring their families. “This investment was for our future—our children and grandchildren,” Wild explains.

On November 3, 2009 voters in the Oak Lodge Sanitary District approved the sale of up to $44 million in general obligation bonds to rebuild the aging wastewater reclamation plant. The measure was approved by a wide margin – with 85% of voters saying “Yes”. Construction at the water reclamation facility began in June 2010.

Formed in 1956, Oak Lodge Sanitary District provides sanitary sewers and stormwater management for a service area population of 30,000 in Oak Grove, Jennings Lodge, Oatfield Ridge and portions of Gladstone and Milwaukie.


A New Generation of Environmental Stewards

RexStudents111411 (3)Students of Rex Putnam High School have stepped up as environmental leaders in our community. These students have seized an opportunity to work together to restore a portion of Boardman Wetland. The students meet state science requirements by learning how to monitor water quality through the survey of macroinvertebrates. Their work out in the wetland includes invasive plant removal and native plant installation and maintenance. The dedication of theses students is extremely inspirational. The District is proud to partner with SOLVE to support these young leaders in their mission as environmental stewards. Continue to check back for updates on the strides these students make in improving the Boardman Watershed.

Pledge Your Pooch!

CIMG0596Dog poop that’s left on the ground runs into storm drains and makes our water dirty. Picking up dog poop promptly protects people, pets and waterways from harmful bacteria. From rain, to streams and rivers, to our faucets, our water travels in one big cycle. Help us protect our watershed by doing your part. Pledge Your Pooch Sign-up