Rogue Drinking Water Partnership

What is the Rogue Drinking Water Partnership?

The Rogue Drinking Water Partnership is a collaborative partnership of local drinking water providers and other interested organizations concerned with clean drinking water.

The overall goal of the RDWP is to protect sources of drinking water and maintain the high quality of drinking water in the Rogue River Basin.

Grants Pass' Drinking Water Treatment Plant

Medford Water Commission's Drinking Water Intake

Collaborative Members

Drinking Water Providers

Other Organizations

  • City of Ashland
  • City of Central Point
  • City of Eagle Point
  • City of Gold Hill
  • City of Grants Pass
  • City of Jacksonville
  • City of Phoenix
  • City of Rogue River
  • City of Talent
  • Medford Water Commission
  • Anglers Cove/Shady Cove/Hiland Water Co.
  • Country View Mobile Home Estates

  • City of Cave Junction
  • City of Shady Cove
  • Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
  • Rogue River Watershed Council
  • Rogue Valley Council of Governments
  • Rogue Valley Sewer Services

Current RDWP Activities

Activities currently underway for the RDWP members include:

  • Education and Outreach activities including Source Water Protection Week in September
    • RDWP maps and a discussion of where drinking water comes from in the Rogue was included at two Salmon Watch classes at McGregor Park
    • RDWP Partners participated as volunteer Salmon Watch Instructors for 2022-2023
  • Advisory Team meetings quarterly - contact Marie Trammel for more information
  • Developing and Refining an Action Plan
  • Developing a Geographic Response Plan

Action Plan

An Action Plan is being identified to identify short- and long-term high priority measures for protecting drinking water across the basin. The Action Plan will identify measures that:

  • Prevent, minimize, and mitigate activities that have known or potentially harmful impacts on drinking water quality,
  • Promote public awareness and stewardship of drinking water sources and healthy watersheds in collaboration with other stakeholders, and
  • Develop resources and financial support for RDWP Action Plan implementation.

Geographic Response Plan

Geographic Response Plan (GRP) Pilot Project

Rogue Drinking Water Partnership (RDWP) members are working on a Geographic Response Plan for spills that enter the Rogue River.  The plan will outline strategies and locations for protecting critical resources (e.g., drinking water intakes).  Resources will be protected by diversion, isolating/protecting critical resources, containing spills, skimming, and other methods.

Funding for the plan is provided by an Oregon Health Authority Grant.

Basic Plan Concept

 

Concept Mapping Draft (link coming)

 

Resources

https://www.eweb.org/environment-and-climate/mckenzie-watershed-protection/watershed-emergency-response

Source Water Protection Week

 

Click on the image for the page link.

Resources and Reference Materials

Brochures

From the Forest to the Tap

Protecting Water Quality: Source to Tap