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Portland Water Bureau

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GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204

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Community Outreach & Engagement

The Water Bureau is dedicated to providing members of the public with project information, progress updates, and opportunities to participate effectively in the design and planning process.

Land Use Review Applications

This project will undergo three Land Use Review Reviews: Type IV Demolition, Type III Historic Resource, and Type III Conditional Use and Environmental reviews. Before work permits are issued or construction begins, all LUR applications must be approved.

Lower Reservoir 4

The Washington Park Reservoir Project proposes to disconnect Reservoir 4 from the public drinking water system. The community proposed concept for the Reservoir 4 site includes a lowland habitat area/bioswale & a reflecting pool in the Reservoir 4 basin.

Lower Reservoir 4

The Washington Park Reservoir Project proposes to disconnect Reservoir 4 from the public drinking water system. The community proposed concept for the Reservoir 4 site includes a lowland habitat area/bioswale & a reflecting pool in the Reservoir 4 basin.

Upper Reservoir 3

The community proposed concept for the Reservoir 3 site includes building a new below-ground reservoir in the same general footprint as the existing upper Reservoir 3, with a reflecting pool on top. This reservoir would be built east of the landslide.

Upper Reservoir 3

The community proposed concept for the Reservoir 3 site includes building a new below-ground reservoir in the same general footprint as the existing upper Reservoir 3, with a reflecting pool on top.This reservoir would be built east of the landslide.

Washington Park Reservoir Improvements Project

In order to comply with federal and state mandates, and ensure a healthy, resilient, and secure water system, the Portland Water Bureau is moving forward with a project to update the Washington Park reservoir site.

Washington Park Reservoirs 3 & 4

The Water Bureau supplies drinking water to more than 950,000 people in the Portland metropolitan region. A large capacity reservoir at Washington Park is an essential part of Portland’s water system, serving areas west of the Willamette River.