GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404
1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204
The bureau’s booth will be at the Brooklyn School Park and offer information about the water system, water sources, water quality, and how to use water wisely.
The Water Bureau will also be providing access to tap water with the Water Event Station (WES).
This will be the last Sunday Parkways of the season! Say goodbye to summer and explore the new Tilikum Crossing Bridge of the People and the Sellwood area. This new route will include the Tilikum Crossing and circle the Sellwood area introducing participants to Westmoreland and Sellwood Parks plus Brooklyn School Park where music, food, and fun are waiting. Click here to see a map of the route and to learn more about what the event holds in store, see the event brochure.
The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hope to see you there!
Below are links to the presentation given by the Portland Water Bureau to the City Council during the work session as well as a link to a YouTube video of the entire work session.
|CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION|
|Update on Portland Water Bureau Seismic Resilience Projects
Willamette River Crossing & Washington Park Reservoir Improvement Project
Portland City Hall
1221 SW 4th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
This fall, the Water Bureau will seek Council approval for construction and procurement contracts for two major seismic resilience projects: the Willamette River Crossing and the Washington Park Reservoir Improvements Project.
In advance of seeking Council approval, the Portland Water Bureau will present an update on project design, cost estimates, and schedules at a City Council Work Session on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at 9:30 a.m.
The Work Session is an opportunity for the City Council to discuss project details with bureau staff as the projects move from the design phase to contracting and construction.
While public comment is not taken at Council Work Sessions, stakeholders and the general public are welcome to attend.
She holds the distinction of being the Water Bureau’s first woman in that role.
“I am honored to be the first woman in this role at the Water Bureau,” said Teresa. “I chose to dedicate my career to public service a long time ago and I lead by example. We have work ahead. This allows me to continue to guide and direct current projects and to continue the seismic resiliency work to make our water system safer and stronger for years to come.”
Click to read more about Teresa in the Daily Journal of Commerce.
Photo by Sam Tenney, Daily Journal of Commerce.
Private home insurance companies are again conducting sales mailings offering water service line insurance in Portland.
These private companies send letters to Portland residents offering a repair plan for the water service line extending from the resident’s house to the water distribution pipeline, which usually runs from the water meter in front of the house.
These letters state that the line extending from the house to the water meter is the homeowner’s responsibility. This means that if the pipeline experiences a crack or break, the resident is responsible for all associated costs.
While this is in fact true, some sales literature from such insurance companies has confused some residents, making them feel that they are required to have an insurance policy that is separate from their homeowner’s policy to cover any water utility line damage. This is not true.
Here are the facts that you need to know:
Before signing an annual insurance plan that protects your water service line, the Water Bureau urges caution. Some plans may be legitimate offers, but make sure to examine the fine print.
If you are interested in water service line insurance, the Water Bureau encourages you to consider the following information:
If you are ever concerned about anything related to your water service, please call Water Bureau Customer Service at 503-823-7770.
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 Jobs Available at the Water Bureau
|Position||Emp. Type||Salary||Closing Date|
|Emergency Program Coordinator||Full Time||$5,496.00 - $7,330.00 Monthly||Mon. 09/28/15 4:30 PM Pacific Time|
|Customer Service Supervisor||Full Time||$5,773.00 - $7,708.00 Monthly||Mon. 09/21/15 4:30 PM Pacific Time|
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.