GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404
1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204
On Monday, August 9th, the Portland Water Bureau will begin blending a small portion of its groundwater supply in the Columbia South Shore Well Field into Portland’s water distribution system as part of its regularly scheduled maintenance operation. The groundwater supply is a complex system that must be operated regularly to identify maintenance needs and issues. By doing this maintenance operation, the bureau will ensure the reliability of the system when needed, either in an emergency or as part of seasonal supply.
The rate of groundwater pumping will vary throughout each day. The system could potentially pump as many as 18 million gallons of groundwater per day (MGD) during the day, with no pumping at night. On average, the bureau expects to pump approximately 5 MGD for approximately 10 days. This represents about 3% of the city’s total daily water demand. The operation should last no longer than Friday, August 20th.
The bureau does not expect that customers will experience significant change in water quality, if any change at all.
For information on daily Water Bureau operations, visit www.portlandonline.com/water/blog or subscribe to e-mail news updates through the link under News & Events on the Water Bureau’s home page at www.portlandonline.com/water.
A 45-day public comment period regarding a proposed land exchange in the Bull Run watershed between the City of Portland and Mt. Hood National Forest will begin on August 16, 2010.
The purpose of the proposed land exchange is to create a better alignment of land ownership responsibilities with the respective missions of the agencies; consolidate City holdings to lands surrounding the two water supply reservoirs and associated infrastructure; and help minimize administrative costs by reducing the number of easements and administrative processes necessary to access and manage water supply infrastructure.
A public meeting is scheduled to present information about the proposed land exchange, answer technical questions and help interested members of the public understand how to provide project input over the next two years.
When & Where:
Thursday September 9, 2010
5:00 – 7:00 pm.
Portland Building - 1120 SW 5th Ave. (2nd Floor, Room C)
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