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ArtSplash at the Lake of the Commons - 06/14/18

Come out to the City of Tualatin's 23rd annual ArtSplash Art Show and Sale July 13-15 at the Lake of the Commons, 8325 SW Nyberg Street in Tualatin. Over 50 Northwest artists will be displaying their talents in watercolor, acrylic, photography, glass, jewelry, ceramics, and more.

Schedule of Events:

Friday

  • 4-9pm  ArtSplash artist booths open
  • 6:30pm  Concert on the Commons featuring R&B artist Tom Grant

Saturday

  • 11am-8pm  ArtSplash artist booths open
  • 12-4pm  Willowbrook Arts Camp's Kids' Art Tent open
  • 1-3pm  Live performance by Tualatin band Elise and Special Guest
  • 3:30-5:30pm  Live performance by musician Tyler Stenson
  • 6pm Concert featuring the band We Three
  • 9pm  Movie on the Commons, Coco (PG)

Sunday

  • 11am-4pm  ArtSplash artist booths open
  • 11am-2pm  Chalk it Up - create your own masterpiece using liquid chalk
  • 1-3pm  Concert by New Horizons Big Band of Tualatin

Recent Tualatin Monitoring Results Found Elevated Levels of Lead in Tests at Some High-Risk Homes - 06/05/18

The City of Tualatin tests for lead in the water every six months.  In April 2018, water samples from 67 high-risk homes in the city were tested for lead and 8 homes came back with higher than the EPA action level of 15 parts per billion. When more than 10 percent of these homes are above the action level, the City of Tualatin is required to notify the public and implement corrective actions. To help the Tualatin community reduce risk for lead exposure, the City of Tualatin is providing public education.
 

What is the City doing to lower risk for lead exposure from the drinking water?

The City of Tualatin purchases its water from Portland. The Portland Water Bureau is in the process of improving Corrosion Control Treatment that will be in place no later than Spring 2022.

The City’s water system does not contain lead parts. Lead in water is mainly from home or building plumbing, such as lead solder or leaded brass fixtures. When water stands for several hours or more in plumbing systems that contain lead, the lead may dissolve into your drinking water. Homes at risk for the highest levels of lead are those built prior to 1985.

What Are the Health Effects of Lead?

Lead can cause serious health problems if too much enters your body from drinking water or other sources. The greatest risk of exposure is to infants, young children and pregnant women. Scientists have linked the effects of lead on the brain with lowered IQ in children.

How Can I Reduce My Exposure to Lead?

  • Run your water to flush out lead
    Before using water for drinking or cooking, run the water for 30 seconds to 2 minutes, or until it becomes colder from each tap when it has not been used for several hours. This flushes water which may contain lead from the pipes.
  • Use cold, fresh water for cooking and preparing baby formula
    Do not cook with or drink water from the hot water tap; lead dissolves more easily into hot water. Do not use water from the hot water tap to make baby formula.
  • Test your water for lead
    The Lead Line provides a no-cost, in-home lead in water sample kit for residential customers along with additional information about reducing exposure to lead. This is available through the Multnomah County Health Department to all Portland Water Bureau wholesale water customers, including the City of Tualatin. If you would like to have your home tested for lead, visit www.leadline.org or call 503-988-4000.
  • Consider using a filter
    If you have elevated levels of lead in water, you may consider purchasing a water filter to remove it. Be sure it reduces lead - not all filters do. Always maintain and replace a filtration device in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions to protect water quality.
  • Do not boil water to remove lead
    Boiling water will not reduce lead.
  • Test your child for lead
    Ask your physician or call the Leadline to find out how to have your child tested for lead. A blood lead level test is the only way to know if your child is being exposed to lead.
  • Regularly clean your faucet aerator
    Particles containing lead from solder or household plumbing can become trapped in your faucet aerator. Regular cleaning every few months will remove these particles and reduce your exposure to lead.
  • Consider buying low-lead fixtures
    As of January 2014, all pipes, fittings and fixtures are required to contain less than 0.25 percent lead. When replacing plumbing fixtures, look for those with the lowest lead content.

 
Resources
Call us at 503-691-3095 or email Water Manager Terrance Leahy, or visit our website at www.tualatinoregon.gov. For more information on reducing lead exposure around your home/building and the health effects of lead, visit EPA’s website at www.epa.gov/lead, or contact your health care provider.

  • City of Tualatin Water Quality Program: E-mail | 503-691-3095
  • Request a testing kit or for more information: Lead Line Website | Lead Line Phone Number: (503) 988-4000
  • National Lead Information Center: (800) 424-LEAD (800-424-5323)
     

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