Press Releases

Published press releases from the City of Grants Pass

May 11, 2021

City Announces Winners of 2nd Annual Drinking Water Week Poster Contest

For more than 40 years, the City of Grants Pass and the American Water Works Association have celebrated Drinking Water Week - a unique opportunity for communities to come together and recognize the vital role water plays in our daily lives. As part of the annual celebration last year, the City of Grants Pass created a Drinking Water Week Poster Contest.

Oct. 26, 2020

Congratulations to Essay Contest Winners

The City of Grants Pass Public Works Department has announced the winners of the city’s Imagine A Day Without Water essay contest. The contest asked local students in middle school and high school divisions to write an essay of 500-650 words discussing the importance of water by imagining a day without the precious resource.

Aug. 25, 2020

Essay Contest Asks Students To ‘Imagine A Day Without Water’

The City of Grants Pass Public Works Department is sponsoring an “Imagine A Day Without Water” Essay Contest for local students. All Grants Pass middle school and high school students, including home schooled students are eligible to enter the contest.

June 4, 2020

City To Begin Unidirectional Pipe Flushing

City of Grants Pass water distribution staff will begin the process of unidirectional water flushing Monday, June 8. Unidirectional flushing opens specific pipes in the city’s water distribution system to flush water through the pipes in a single direction in order to clean the insides of the pipes.

June 4, 2020

City Adjusts Scope of Land Needed for New Water Plant

The Grants Pass City Council approved a new resolution declaring a public need for acquisition of property for a new water treatment plant at their meeting Jan. 15. The new resolution supersedes a previous resolution adopted March 20, 2019, and changes the scope of the property required for building the new plant.

May 18, 2020

Water Demand Sets New City Records

Demand for fresh water in Grants Pass was at an all-time high for the months of March and April, with the city’s aging Water Treatment Plant working overtime to produce enough water to meet the increasing needs of city water customers.

May 4, 2020

Mayor Proclaims May 3-9 Drinking Water Week

Grants Pass Mayor Roy Lindsay formally declared May 3-9, 2020, as Drinking Water Week. Lindsay delivered the proclamation at a special city council meeting Monday, May 4, and urged all city residents to join in supporting the observance.

April 17, 2020

City Water Dept. Teams With Water Assoc. to Offer Free Materials to Parents Managing School at Home

With schools currently closed, more than a few Grants Pass families may be seeking some fun and educational resources to assist with managing schooling from home. The City of Grants Pass Water Department has teamed up with the American Water Works Association and the Water Environment Federation to provide access to a variety of free, water-related educational resources for parents and their students.

March 31, 2020

City Sponsors Drinking Water Week Poster Contest

For more than 40 years the City of Grants Pass and the American Water Works Association have celebrated Drinking Water Week as a unique opportunity for communities to come together and recognize the vital role water plays in our daily lives.

March 3, 2020

Council to Initiate Eminent Domain Proceedings to Move Forward with Water Treatment Plant

The Grants Pass City Council voted to file a lawsuit for condemnation to move forward with construction of a new water treatment plant on 9.97 acres located near the intersection of SE “J” St. and SE Mill St., after the council was informed that current negotiations for the property have come to a standstill. The city has offered to purchase the property for $2,606,000, which is the appraised value of the portion of the property that the city seeks to acquire.

November 15, 2019

Water Filtration Plant Receives Important Upgrade

On the heels of some recent communication and control issues resulting in a few "hair-raising" events for the operating staff, the city’s Water Filtration Plant received an important update to its Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system this week, said Public Works Director Jason Canady.

October 14, 2019

CityWater Plants Open for Public Tours; Part of Regional ‘Day Without Water’ Events

The City of Grants Pass is just one of many regional agencies and local municipalities asking area residents to consider what life would be like without our most precious commodity during the fifth annual Imagine a Day Without Water nationwide day of education and advocacy about the value of water.