Water

The Water Action Team 

Shawala Point  Confluence of the Mary's and Willamette Rivers in Corvallis, Oregon. Photo by Dave Eckert
Shawala Point Confluence of the Mary’s and Willamette Rivers in Corvallis, Oregon. Photo by Dave Eckert


Here are the Water Action Team’s current projects:

 

Three Waters Project

logoThe Water Action Team is completing a water efficiency demonstration site at the First Alternative Natural Foods South Store on SE 3rd Street in Corvallis. The project is reducing the tapwater usage, wastewater discharge and stormwater discharge into municipal stormwater pipes by 50% over the 2008 baseline numbers. We are using both ancient and state-of-the art techniques. For more info, click Three Waters.

 

Oak Creek  Downstream of Philomath Blvd., just before the creek’s confluence with the Marys River. Photo by Dave Eckert
Oak Creek. Downstream of Philomath Blvd., just before creek’s confluence with the Marys River. Photo by Dave Eckert

City Streams

The Water Action Team is partnering with the City and Corvallis non-profits to learn more about our local urban streams, engage the local population in reviving native aquatic stream life and improving the symbiotic relationship between residents and our urban streams. For more information, click City Streams.

 

 

Stormwater pipe discharging runoff and groundwater from Reser Stadium into Oak Creek. Photo by Dave Eckert
Stormwater pipe discharging runoff and groundwater from Reser Stadium into Oak Creek. Photo by Dave Eckert

Oregon State University Stormwater Efficiency

The Water Action Team is partnering with various departments and organizations within OSU to analyze and reduce stormwater discharge to either the municipal treatment plant or directly into Oak Creek. For more information, click OSU Stormwater Program.