On July 14th, following months of discussions regarding implementation of a new non-potable water (purple pipe) system in the South Cooper Mountain planning area, the Beaverton City Council unanimously supported a pro-housing proposal to build out the system. The approach was developed jointly between city staff and developers who are working in the area. The compromise, developed over dozens of hours of negotiations, gives Beaverton one of the most extensive purple pipe systems in Oregon, and will ensure that generations of residents are able to use non-potable water for irrigation purposes. Importantly, building it out will not add additional cost to new homes, ensuring that the system does not harm housing affordability in Beaverton. HBA members developing in South Cooper Mountain played critical roles in crafting the compromise and worked closely with city staff to ensure feasibility. HBA thanks the Mayor, the City Council, and city staff for their tireless commitment to finding a workable solution that will benefit current and future city residents. To learn more about HBA’s work in Beaverton, contact Ezra Hammer at firstname.lastname@example.org.