The city of Milwaukie stepped into 2018 better prepared to serve water to customers in the event of an emergency with brand new mobile water treatment systems (MWTS).
The systems pump and treat water out of self-contained and powered trailers. They can be pulled to almost any location with road and water access, and can start distributing safe drinking water in less than 30 minutes after being set up. Each MWTS contains all items needed to function in an emergency and can produce enough drinking water for up to 10,000 people a day.
The systems were funded with federal grants which the cities obtained with help from the Consortium and the Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization. The addition of Milwaukie’s trailers brings the regions total number of MWTS’S to seven, and the number of people that can be served daily from 50,000 to 70,000.