GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404
1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204
The Portland Water Bureau will be paving in SE 82nd Avenue between SE Morrison to SE Yamhill on Friday, March 18, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Tuesday, March 22 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Traffic controls and flaggers will be in place directing vehicles through the construction site.
The traveling public is reminded to stay alert and use caution as traffic may suddenly slow or stop. To avoid traffic delays, motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes around the project worksite.
Each St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago, IL there is a tradition of dyeing the Chicago River green. In Washington DC, the White House fountain also sports a vibrant leprechaun color in celebration. Here in Portland, you don’t have to be Irish to go green and save water this week! It is fix a leek week. Keep your home leak-free by repairing dripping faucets, toilet flappers, and showerheads.
Save that pot of gold this “Fix a Leak Week”! In most cases, fixing leaks and upgrading fixtures doesn’t require a major investment. As a Portland Water Bureau customer, FREE water conservation kits including new showerheads and faucet heads are available to you. How’s that for good luck? And if a new fixture head doesn’t solve the issue, many repairs you can do on your own.
Remember these simple steps: check, twist, and replace. Check for leaks in your bathroom using this easy how-to video. Then twist and tighten plumbing connections to stop drips. And don’t forget to replace old fixtures with WaterSense models to save water and money.
You can also use your water meter to check for leaks by noting the reading before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter changes at all, you probably have a leak. If you think you have a leak, don’t despair! There are lots of resources available to help you isolate and fix leaks around your home. Here’s one of our favorites, a video on fixing common toilet leaks. Good luck; you can do it!
Today marks the start of Fix A Leak Week, a national awareness week organized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to encourage people to find and fix water leaks.
Be a Leak Detective!
All you need is a Portland Water Bureau Home Water Audit Kit and 15 minutes. A Home Water Use Audit will help you understand where you can start saving the most water inside your home. This process is simple and may take up to an hour to complete. It will help you locate leaks, prioritize fixing them, and help you start saving money and water.
The Water Bureau offers free Home Water Audit Kits to its customers. This kit includes a bag to measure shower and faucet flow rate, toilet leak detection tablets, a drip gauge to measure leak rate and instructions for use.
To request a Home Water Audit Kit or other free water conservation devices, please contact us at 503-823-4527 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Fix that Leak
Identifying and fixing leaks can be done by the whole family. Check out these games and activities for kids.
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 not just a place where people work, but a place where people come to stay. We have a strong commitment to customer service, equity, diversity, responsiveness, community involvement, and environmental stewardship.
We're a recognized leader in the utility industry, achieving this success by investing in the very best people and empowering them to find new and better ways to meet our customer's needs.
We 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 Opportunities at the Water Bureau
|Position||Emp. Type||Salary||Closing Date/Time||Join Our Team|
|Water Treatment Operator II||Full Time||$26.05 - $33.67 Hourly||Mon. 03/14/16 4:30 PM Pacific Time||Apply Here!|
|Environmental Specialist||Full Time||$32.36 - $41.32 Hourly||Mon. 03/21/16 4:30 PM Pacific Time||Apply Here!|
|Senior Public Works Inspector||Full Time||$32.42 - $38.19 Hourly||Mon. 03/21/16 4:30 PM Pacific Time||Apply Here!|
Learn More about the Water Bureau
For more information on jobs at the Water Bureau, contact the Water Administrative Manager at 503-823-1956 or by e-mail.
This past Tuesday, March 8, the Portland Water Bureau proudly participated in an extraordinary event called the Children’s Clean Water Festival.
The festival is a one-day environmental education event for 4th and 5th grade students from around the Portland Metro area.
The Festival reinforces STEM, Common Core and Next Generation Science concepts through water-focused classroom presentations, exhibits, and stage shows.
This year more than 1,500 children from more than 20 different schools attended the event. Staff from the Water Bureau are part of the planning committee, serve as class guides, and teach classes on topics such as groundwater, how to build a water main, and water tasting.
To learn more about this annual event, visit www.cleanwaterfestival.org.