GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404
1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204
The public is invited to attend the Portland Water Bureau/ Mt. Hood National Forest Bull Run Working Group meeting on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM in the in the Bull Run conference room on the 5th floor of the Portland Building at 1120 SW 5th Avenue in Portland. An agenda can be viewed and downloaded here.
Under the terms of a 20-year agreement between the Portland Water Bureau and the Mt. Hood National Forest, management staff from both organizations with responsibilities in the Bull Run Watershed, Portland’s primary drinking water source, meet semi-annually each year. The purpose of these meetings is to review work plans, budgets and staff assignments; communicate accomplishments, and discuss issues identified during the course of management activities. An Annual Report is presented at the spring meeting.
For more information about the 20-year stewardship agreement between the Portland Water Bureau and the Mt. Hood National Forest, please go to http://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/bullrun or http://www.fs.usda.gov/mthood/.
For more information about the meeting, please contact Terry Black, Portland Water Bureau, at 503-823-1168.
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Portland Mayor Charlie Hales today issued all flags at all municipal buildings to be flown at half-staff, following Monday’s tragedy in Boston.
“Sorrow is everyone’s first reaction to such a horrible event,” Hales said. “But sorrow also is mixed with admiration for Boston’s first responders, for the hospital staffs, and for the residents of Boston, participants in the marathon, and for onlookers, who reacted with speed and courage. People in Boston showed us the best of humanity this week, and let that be the message we take away from this tragedy.”
Saturday, April 20, 2013
On Saturday, April 20, 2013 the following trails at the Powell Butte Nature Park were re-opened:
The Mountain View Trail will be maintained as the access to the nature park through Thursday, April 25, 2013. Wild Horse Trail will be opened when Mountain View trail is closed to provide continued access to the park. Once Wild Horse is opened, it will remain open until further notice.
The Mountain View and Wild Horse Trails are being closed beginning Wednesday, April 17, 2013 and reopening on Saturday April 20, 2013 while maintenance work occurs. Park users are encouraged to please observe and follow trail closure signs at the following trail locations:
Meter readers from the Portland Water Bureau read your meter every three months, depending on your account type. The bureau encourages all customers to keep their meter accessible so readers can quickly access and read it on each visit to your property.
Unfortunately, if your meter is obstructed, a meter reader will have to return to your property to clear the obstruction and read your meter. You will first receive a friendly reminder in the mail; if your meter continues to be inaccessible, you may be charged an $80 fee if our staff needs to return to re-read or if we need to hire someone to remove the obstruction.
By keeping your meter box clear, you can avoid this charge. Additionally, a clear box makes it easy to ensure that the lid fits properly, is safe and can be quickly turned off in an emergency.
Start your spring clearing with these simple actions that will keep your water meter unobstructed and accessible:
Trees, bushes and plantings
Objects that cover or block your meter
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The City of Portland is sponsoring various activities from now until June 5th to celebrate World Environment Day. This is a way to join with cities from across the globe in a whole season of environmental action, instead of just one day.
Mark your calendar for some fun upcoming events.
Portland Water Bureau staff will be at the Your Sustainable City booth East Portland Sunday Parkways on May 12th to impart water efficiency tips to customers. Bicyclists and joggers can look get sustainability tips and resources from various City of Portland bureaus.
Cycle the Wellfield, on June 1st, is another great opportunity to learn about your local water sources and how to protect groundwater. The Columbia Slough Watershed Council is a fantastic non-profit environmental service group that helps the Portland Water Bureau connect with community members who want to learn how to be green on a deeper level.
You can find plenty more events on Portland’s World Environment Day Calendar.