Willamette Water Supply
The Willamette Water Supply System is a $1.3-billion project which includes a treatment plant, pipelines, and water tanks that will be constructed in five communities and unincorporated Washington County. When completed in seven years, it will draw water from the Willamette River and deliver the water to Hillsboro, the Tualatin Valley Water District, and Beaverton.
As the largest public works project in Washington County, it has complex communications needs. Barney & Worth has lead public engagement since 2014 for the Tualatin Valley Water District and the City of Hillsboro’s Willamette Water Supply Program. B&W develops and helps execute communications plans for each major element of the multi-year project including site reconnaissance, permit approvals and construction.
B&W public engagement efforts include:
- Public opinion polling and surveys
- Communications strategy and planning
- Construction communications
- Public outreach strategy, planning and execution
- Community and elected official briefings and open houses
- Messaging, educational materials, newsletters and mailings
- Website development, video, social media and graphic design