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A single car accident sheared off a fire hydrant located on the south side of NE Columbia Boulevard at NE 29th Avenue in the early morning hours of Monday, December 3, 2012. Flows from the damaged hydrant caused flooding on a 100 foot stretch of NE Columbia Boulevard.
Portland Police responded to the site and towed the vehicle. Portland Water Bureau crews throttled down the water distribution main that fed the hydrant and began cleaning the area of mud and debris. As of 7:00 AM this morning, the right hand east bound lane of NE Columbia is closed as Water Bureau crews continue repairs. No water services are affected, and the hydrant will be replaced sometime this morning. The south side east bound lane of NE Columbia Boulevard will reopen as soon as the replacement is complete.
Public Information Officer
Both eastbound lanes of NE Columbia Boulevard at NE 29th Avenue are now open to traffic. A fire hydrant that was destroyed in a single-vehicle accident has been replaced. No water services were affected during the repairs.
In the early morning hours of Monday, December 3, 2012, a single car sheared off a fire hydrant located on the south side of NE Columbia Boulevard at NE 29th Avenue. Flows from the damaged hydrant caused flooding on a 100-foot stretch of NE Columbia Boulevard.
Portland Police responded to the site and towed the vehicle. Portland Water Bureau crews throttled down the water distribution main that fed the hydrant and began cleaning the area of mud and debris. The right hand east bound lane of NE Columbia Boulevard was closed as Water Bureau crews made repairs.
Community Information and Involvement
Winter is a great time for gardeners to sit back with a cup of tea, reflect on their most recent growing season and plan for the next year. This year, as you look back, you are invited to share beautiful pictures of your water-smart landscape and submit them to the Water-Smart Landscape Photo Contest. Help us show other gardeners just how beautiful and efficient low water-using landscapes can be!
The EPA WaterSense program’s Water-Smart Landscape Photo Contest is open to the public, and multiple submissions are welcome. Photos can depict landscapes from any time of the year, including those from years past. Submissions illustrating water-smart landscapes in an attractive way will be featured on the WaterSense website, the best of which will advance to WaterSense’s Facebook page whereAmerica’s favorite water-smart landscape will be selected through a public online voting process.
WaterSense will give priority to photos presenting landscapes with:
The deadline to enter is February 15, 2013. Visit the contest website for more details and instructions.
We plan to submit photos of our water-wise demonstration garden at the Hazelwood HydroPark. We look forward to seeing your examples of water-smart landscapes!
Portland Water Bureau Efficiency Program
Replacing older toilets is a great way to save water and money! Apartment buildings, condo associations, and other multifamily properties are now eligible for up to 10 toilet rebates per active water account. Each rebate is worth $50. Eligible toilets must be WaterSense-labeled or a be a flushometer-style toilet that is preapproved by Water Bureau Efficiency program staff.
WaterSense® labeled toilets use 20 percent less water than the current federal standards and meet rigorous performance criteria.
Single family homes and commercial customers are also eligible for toilet rebates. Complete details and rebate applications can be found at – www.portlandoregon.gov/water/rebate
Call (503) 823-4527 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sarah Murphy Santner
Water Efficiency Coordinator