Clackamas County Sewer District

In 2006, Clackamas County Sewer District #1 was faced with considerable disagreement from concerned citizens when it announced its proposal to build the Clearwater Treatment Facility.  The district appointed a Citizens Advisory Council (CAC)  to bring citizens together with other stakeholders to address options for the location and financing of new waste water treatment facilities.  With the assistance of neutral facilitation services provided by Oregon Consensus, the CAC worked with technical consultants to identify four  technically feasible options, and then worked with the community to rank them in terms of citizen-developed criteria.  The CAC forwarded its priority recommendation to the Sewer District #1 Commissioners for action and final decision in September of 2006.