Drinking water is one of the most critical services that the City provides on a daily basis to the residents and businesses of Beaverton. The City supplies drinking water to about 70,000 residents, or about 78% of the total 90,000 residents who live within the City limits. The remaining 22% of our residents’ water is supplied by the Tualatin Valley Water District, West Slope Water District, or the Raleigh Water District.
The following are facts about the City’s water system:
In 2010, the City consumed an average of 6.86 million gallons per day (mgd) or a total of 2.5 billion gallons of water. On August 16, 2010 (the highest demand day), the City consumed 12.9 MG of drinking water.
The City has a three- to four-day supply of stored drinking water in its local reservoirs
The City has an additional water supply of 6 mgd available from ASR wells, commonly used only in the summer
The City owns additional reservoir storage of 10 MG near the JWC Water Treatment Plant
The City’s owned capacity in the JWC Water Treatment Plant is 18.75 mgd
The distribution system - separate from the JWC supply system - consists of approximately 263 miles of pipe, ranging from 4-36 inches in diameter.
The distribution system contains four pumping stations that lift water from the largest water service pressure zone on the valley floor to the nine other higher elevation water pressure zones within the City’s water service area
The distribution system includes five local water storage reservoirs, with a combined total storage volume of 28.25 MG