GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404
1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204
These free City of Portland events are designed to help you create a healthy home while saving you money and connecting you to helpful resources in your community. While you are there, don’t forget to visit the Portland Water Bureau’s table where our staff can advise you on ways to save water and lower your bill.
What you'll find at a Fix-It Fair
Ongoing exhibits and hourly workshops on topics such as:
2014-15 Fix-It Fair Season
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Hope to see you there!
A contractor for the Portland Water Bureau will work this weekend on the traffic island at SW Terwilliger Boulevard and SW Capitol Highway. The work will begin on Friday, November 21 at 6:30 p.m. and run through the weekend, during both daylight and nighttime hours until it is completed.
The northbound lane will be closed for approximately 200 feet and flaggers will direct traffic around the construction zone. The night work is necessary in order to maintain two lane access to Oregon Health Science University hospital during weekdays as required by the Portland Bureau of Transportation.
Motorists and bicyclists are urged to use alternate routes, remember to drive slowly, and exercise caution when traveling in the construction area.
Project information can be found online at www.portlandoregon.gov/water/swcarolina
The Walk-In Center, located on the first floor of the Portland Building at 1120 SW 5th Avenue, will reopen on Monday, December 1 at 8 a.m.
For your convenience you may pay your bill online, or pay by Visa or MasterCard by calling our automated payment system at 503-823-7770 and pressing 1. You may also leave a payment in the night box located outside the front door at 1120 SW 5th Avenue Portland, OR 97204.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
The closure will allow crews to install a permanent traffic signal pole to replace the existing temporary pole.
For the overnight project, there will be no traffic lane closures. Flaggers will direct both east- and west-bound lanes of traffic safely around the work site.
The Water Bureau advises motorists and bicyclists to use caution on SE Powell Boulevard in this area. Motorists and bicyclists should watch for construction workers, be ready for sudden stops, and obey all traffic controls and flaggers. To avoid traffic delays, motorists should use alternate routes.
In February 2014, crews relocated an existing traffic signal pole at the entrance if the Central Church of the Nazarene in the 9700 block of SE Powell Boulevard. This temporary relocation allowed crews the room to construct a 30-foot wide by 60-foot long vault housed under the westbound lane of SE Powell Boulevard. The vault now houses complex piping connected to the city’s new 25‐million gallon underground reservoir atop Kelly Butte.
The Kelly Butte Reservoir will serve Portland’s east side and be a stopover to supply water to the Washington Park reservoir and southwest Portland area water storage tanks.
For additional information on the Kelly Butte Reservoir project, visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/kellybutte.
With the weather warming up, the Bubblers have now been turned back on. Portlanders can once again get a refreshing drink when they want.
The Portland Water Bureau has turned off the city's Benson Bubbler drinking fountains due to freezing temperatures and windy conditions which could potentially cause safety hazards on sidewalks for pedestrians. Once temperatures warm up, the iconic Bubblers will be turned back on.
The Water Bureau reminds the public that freezing temperatures can challenge Portland's aging water system and household water pipes. Now is the time to identify where the water shut-off valve is located in your house. Most residential properties have a shut-off valve located near the hot water heater in the basement or garage.
Water is much more likely to freeze in household plumbing than at the water meter. If water is running from any faucet, the meter is not frozen. Learn more about why pipes freeze and what you can do to help prevent your plumbing from freezing.