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Winter 2017 Customer Newsletter

By Brian Balla

Each quarter, the Bureau of Environmental Services and the Portland Water Bureau offer important information on rebates, payment options, drinking water quality, and water efficiency tips in printed inserts that accompany your sewer-stormwater-water bill. 

In the Winter 2017 statement, customers will find a newsletter highlighting tips for how to prepare your home for winter weather, what to do if you see a water main break and how to enroll in auto bill payment.

Take a look inside your bill or access the Customer Newsletter online.

Join Our Team: Laboratory Analyst I

By Brian Balla

If you're interested in joining an award-winning public utility where employees thrive on the pride of delivering a life-essential product with world class customer service, the Portland Water Bureau might be just the place for you.

The Water Bureau is a recognized leader in the utility industry. We've achieved this success by investing in the very best people and empowering them to find new and better ways to meet our customer's needs.

The Water Bureau currently employs approximately 560 people. All current job postings with the City of Portland are posted online, and updated weekly. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Current Opportunity at the Water Bureau

Position   Emp. Type   Salary   Closing Date/Time Join Our Team 
Laboratory Analyst I  Full Time $22.61 - $28.56 Hourly

Mon. 12/19/16 4:30 PM Pacific Time

 Apply Here!

Applications for this position will be accepted, on-line, until 100 completed applications have been received, but will close no later than 4:30 pm, on Monday, December 19, 2016, whichever comes first. 


Applications received after the 100 application limit has been reached will not be included in this recruitment process.

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Questions 
For more information regarding career opportunities at the Water Bureau, contact (503) 823-3515 or e-mail.

Hannah Mason Pump Station Project Update

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Hannah Mason Pump StationConstruction of the Hannah Mason Pump Station in Southwest Portland is on schedule to be completed in December 2016. The new pump station replaces the aging Fulton Pump Station that was built in 1912. The project area includes Southwest Nevada Street, Southwest Macadam Avenue and several locations within Willamette Park where the new pump station is located. The Water Bureau has been coordinating with Portland Parks & Recreation and other local agencies to integrate this project with ongoing operations and other projects in the area.

In early fall, operations and maintenance training was conducted, and testing began on the pumps. It is anticipated that the pump station will be fully operational in December. 

All restoration work on Southwest Nevada Street, including sidewalks and driveways, was completed in early October. Several sections of the Greenway Trail within Willamette Park received trail improvements as part of a larger project to make improvements to Willamette Park during the pump station construction.

The last few sections of the pump station, including the restrooms, were completed after the final concrete pour of the floor and roof in early November. When construction is complete, the Hannah Mason Pump Station will house five pumps, equipment storage, replace the existing restrooms removed for construction, and will complement the park with a subtle design meant to blend into the surrounding landscape.  

Join Our Team: Engineer – Civil

By Jaymee Cuti Add a Comment

If you're interested in joining an award-winning public utility where employees thrive on the pride of delivering a life-essential product with world class customer service, the Portland Water Bureau might be just the place for you.

The Water Bureau is a recognized leader in the utility industry. We've achieved this success by investing in the very best people and empowering them to find new and better ways to meet our customer's needs.

The Water Bureau currently employs approximately 560 people. All current job postings with the City of Portland are posted online, and updated weekly. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Current Opportunity at the Water Bureau

Position   Emp. Type   Salary   Closing Date/Time Join Our Team 
Engineer - Civil  Full Time $42.96 - $52.21 Hourly Open Continuously  Apply Here!

Learn More about the Water Bureau 

Questions
For more information regarding career opportunities at the Water Bureau, contact (503) 823-3515 or e-mail.

Portland Water Bureau is Thankful for You

By Jaymee Cuti Add a Comment

This holiday season Portland Water Bureau is thankful for the continued availability of clean and abundant water in our region. We are grateful for the beauty of our natural resources and the communities that work hard to keep us connected to our water. We are thankful to you.

As a green city, many Portlanders are already taking steps toward embracing sustainability. There is always more we can do, so here’s our holiday challenge for you: enjoy every moment of your meal, and save your leftovers!

You may not see the connection between savoring your meal for the days following Thanksgiving as an environmentally conscious act, but consider this: growing the food that we eat is up to two thirds of our total water footprint. The US Department of Agriculture estimates that 30 to 40 percent of food is wasted every year—which means that not only are we wasting our food, but also the resources needed to make it (like water!).

To help you on your path to delicious after-Thanksgiving meals, here are a couple suggestions for recipes that use leftovers:

Southwestern Turkey Soup

Crispy Mashed Potato Pancake

Green Bean Casserole Stuffed Mushrooms