GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404
1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204
The traffic signals on SW Macadam Avenue at the intersection of SW Nevada Street must be shut off for four hours on Thursday, December 20, 2012, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. A contractor for the Portland Water Bureau must drill through the pavement to take geological samples under these streets.
Traffic flaggers will be stationed to move vehicles through the intersection, but motorists should expect delays. Vehicles will be channeled into one lane in the north and south-bound directions using signs and traffic cones.
The geotechnical survey work is connected to the planning of a new drinking water pump station that will be located inside nearby Willamette Park. This facility will replace the aging 100 year-old Fulton Pump Station located on SW Nevada Street, west of SW Macadam Avenue. Construction is slated to start in spring 2014.
Motorists and bicyclists are encouraged to find alternate routes to avoid this work zone.
(503) 823-6926 or (503) 381-0056
It is important to conserve water during the holidays. Portlanders can make a big difference by just incorporating a few simple tips into daily routines:
For more ways to use water efficiently and cost effectively, visit the Portland Water Bureau’s Water Efficiency webpage.
Community Information and Involvement
The Portland Water Bureau and Columbia Slough Watershed Council invite the public to attend their annual Groundwater 101 workshop. The free event will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2013, from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm at the NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center located at 16021 NE Airport Way, Portland, Oregon 97230.
Groundwater 101 is an educational, interactive workshop that teaches groundwater basics, including local geology and hydrology, the role groundwater plays in Portland’s drinking water system and what we can do to protect this important resource.
Participants are presented with a mix of hands-on and classroom-style learning that is appropriate for adults and students age 14 and older. Light refreshments will be served.
After the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to get an exclusive behind the scenes look at the city’s groundwater facility.
Pre-registration is required, so please register online and reserve your spot.
Groundwater Protection Program Manager