Who We Are
The Regional Water Providers Consortium serves as a collaborative and coordinating organization to improve the planning and management of municipal water supplies in the greater Portland, Oregon metropolitan region.
Formed in 1997, the Consortium serves the Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties and is made up of 24 water providers. Together, these entities provide most of the Portland metropolitan area’s drinking water.
What We Do
The Consortium’s work is divided into the following three categories: conservation, emergency preparedness, and regional coordination. By working collaboratively, the Consortium and its members achieve economies of scale implementing regional programs that save customers money.
How We Work
The Consortium Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) established three primary working bodies responsible for meeting the purposes and objectives of the organization. They include the Consortium Board, Executive Committee, and Technical Committee. In addition, the Emergency Planning and Conservation committees assist with the implementation of the Emergency Preparedness and Conservation programs, respectively. The Communicator's Network provides a forum for media and communications personnel within the Consortium to discuss and identify emerging issues, develop unified messaging where appropriate, share materials, and support each others' work.
The Emergency Preparedness program supports Consortium members in their own emergency preparedness efforts, provides an opportunity for members to train together, cultivates partnerships, and provides outreach to the public. Members share their experiences, knowledge, and technical information with each other to collectively make the region stronger and more resilient.
The Consortium is recognized as a valuable partner in the region's water conservation efforts. The conservation program helps the region use its water resources more efficiently, provides tools to the public, and allows providers to deliver a consistent regional message about the importance of water.
The Consortium is built on partnerships and provides a forum for members to work together on projects of mutual interest. This enables the group to speak with one voice on policy and program matters, and to achieve economies of scale, saving members money. Projects in the regional coordination portfolio provide opportunities to collaborate, develop regional tools, and provide consistent information to Consortium members and the public.
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