GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404
1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204
The Portland Water Bureau reminds customers that although Water Bureau employees may knock on your door to ask a few water-related questions or provide information, they will never ask to enter your home without a previous appointment.
The public is reminded of the following safety tips in situations like this:
Water Bureau employees always drive "E-plate" vehicles with logos and carry identification badges.
If someone knocks on your door claiming to be from the Portland Water Bureau, ask to see an identification badge and/or call and check with the Water Bureau at 503-823-4874.
A true employee will encourage, not resist, efforts made by a customer to confirm that they are legitimate.
A section of SE Lincoln Drive in Mt. Tabor Park will be closed to all foot, bike and motor vehicle traffic during the hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday beginning Tuesday February 9 to the first week of April. Pedestrians and bikes can still access trails above the closure area.
The Portland Water Bureau’s contractor, JW Fowler, will be installing a 48-inch pipe from the intersection of SE Lincoln Drive, SE Tabor Drive and SE Harrison Street down to the SE Lincoln Street entrance to the park.
Parking will be available on SE Lincoln Drive up to the southwest entrance to the Off-Leash Dog Park. Park users will still be able to access the park using SE Harrison Street to SE Tabor Drive. The Off-Leash Dog Park will remain open.
Remember to drive slowly, exercise caution when traveling in the construction zone, and obey traffic controllers. For more information, go to the project webpage.
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 a recognized leader in the utility industry. We've achieved this success by investing in the very best people and empowering them to find new and better ways to meet our customer's needs.
The Water Bureau 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 Opportunity at the Water Bureau
|Position||Emp. Type||Salary||Closing Date/Time||Join Our Team|
|**Administrative Assistant||Full Time||$4,106.00 - $6,324.00 Monthly||Fri. 02/19/16 4:30 PM Pacific Time||Apply|
**This recruitment will remain open until 150 applications have been received or until the posted closing date, February 19, 2016, whichever comes first. Applications received after the 150 application limit has been reached will not be included in this recruitment process.
Learn More about the Water Bureau
For more information regarding career opportunities at the Water Bureau, contact the Water Administrative Manager at 503-823-1956 or by e-mail.
The project is scheduled for completion by early March 2016, weather permitting.
The electrical vaults are located underground in the park and house utility equipment, including conduits and wires. Drains will be situated in the bottom of each vault to remove water that accumulates. This improvement will provide the vaults a more effective drainage system.
For additional information or questions regarding the project, contact Lindsay Wochnick, Water Bureau Public Information, at 503-823-3028 or by e-mail.
Powell Butte Nature Park in southeast Portland offers a home to an abundant wildlife population, including rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, gray foxes, weasels skunks, bats, Bobcats, coyotes, black-tailed mule deer, and many different species of birds.
Maintaining and continuously improving habitat for birds and other wildlife within the nature park while making trails easily accessible to park users is of key importance for the Portland Parks & Recreation and the Portland Water Bureau.
One way park wildlife is researched and monitored in the nature park is through field surveys. During field visits, volunteers trained by Portland Parks & Recreation collect information. Markers help direct volunteers where to stand, observe, and count wildlife for the survey. The markers are located throughout the park, in the meadows, forested areas, and close to trail edges. Please don't disturb any markers.
Reminder to Be Safe
Wildlife and other data is collected throughout the year. Users are required to stay on the designated trail system for their safety and equine trail riders and mountain bikers must ride single file to be safe and to avoid damaging delicate trail edges.
The Portland Water Bureau and Parks & Recreation appreciate the public’s help in preserving and protecting the nature parks and all its inhabitants.