|Public Works at a Glance|
Here is a summary of the work happening in Public Works. Please feel free to contact Marissa Grass, community engagement coordinator, with any questions.
The Public Works Department remains committed to providing essential services during COVID-19 outbreak. Although the building is closed to public, our staff are busy around the clock ensuring essential services are provided in Tigard.
We need your help
- Please observe CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of 6’ from city staff at all times. When our crews are safe, everyone wins!
- Please do not flush anything besides toilet paper. Even if you run low on toilet paper, avoid flushing wipes (even those marketed as "flushable"), paper towels or other products. They can clog pipes and cause a real pain in the drain.
- Your water is safe to drink. The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies. Lake Oswego and Tigard invested in an advanced state-of-the-art water treatment plant that uses chlorination and ozone as a combined disinfectant. Ozone is a strong oxidizer that is highly effective against bacteria and viruses, especially in combination with chlorine. Learn more about drinking water and COVID-19.
- Parks remain open; however, all restroom facilities are locked. Please note that there is no present guidance from CDC on how best to manage parks, including recommended cleaning and disinfection for outdoor equipment to prevent transmission of the coronavirus. Observe CDC’s recommended social distancing of 6’ from other persons at all times. Use of outdoor equipment is at your own risk.
- All Recreation events and public meetings, including Egg Hunt and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, are cancelled through April 30.
- In support of our business community, permits and inspections are being completed. Please visit www.tigard-or.gov/permits for more information.
- Emergency Management is being coordinated through the city’s Emergency Services Coordinator. Read more: A Message on COVID-19 from Tigard’s Emergency Services Coordinator
To submit a Public Works Service Request:
- Online: www.tigard-or.gov/pw_request
- By Phone
- During Work Hours (Mon–Thurs: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.): 503-718-2591
- After-hours: 503-639-1554
- No shelter reservations are being accepting for the months of April, May and June. Reservations can be made for the months of July–September on our website only: www.tigard-or.gov/community/park_reservations.php
- Public Works Day!
Saturday, June 6, 2020, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. @ the Tigard Public Library (inside and outside)
Dump trucks and backhoes and bucket trucks, oh my! Go high in the sky in a bucket truck. Operate a backhoe. Tools, street signs and more fun activities in the library. Take home your own construction hat. This is a free activity.
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Register Today for CodeRED to be Notified of Emergencies
The City of Tigard uses CodeRED for messages concerning the safety, property or welfare of our community. Messages may include AMBER alerts, notifications of hazardous traffic or road conditions, boil water advisories or evacuation notices. Register online or by phone. Call Mike Lueck, Tigard Emergency Services Coordinator, at 503-718-2593. You can also download the mobile app.