GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404
1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204
Portland Water Bureau crews are working on a water main at the intersection of Southeast 45th Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard. The work will take place from approximately 8 p.m. until midnight Wednesday, Feb. 10 and from approximately 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11.
The public may travel both east and west on Hawthorne during construction on Wednesday but the eastbound lane will transition into the center lane to redirect traffic around the work zone. Crews will close Southeast 45th Avenue between Hawthorne Boulevard and Madison Street on Thursday with a detour set up around the work zone.
Approximately 11 households and four businesses may be out of water service for four to six hours. Those affected homes and businesses have been notified.
Crews will return to the site on a future date to complete paving, which is dependent on weather.
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 work site.
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
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|**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.
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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.
A Student Art Exhibit at City Hall
Fourth-graders from Boise-Eliot/Humboldt School and their art teacher are addressing Portland City Council at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, in City Hall Council Chambers, followed by a reception. These young artists are bringing to Council their personal impressions from inside the protected Bull Run Watershed.
This fall, these students had a unique field trip to the watershed that focused on water and art. The Portland Water Bureau guides hundreds of students through the Bull Run each year to study water science and engineering. The Boise-Eliot/Humboldt field trips added a special mission: visit Bull Run and bring the experience back to Portland through art.
The special tour was designed for these students to experience the watershed through their five senses – even taste. Students took a silent walk through the forest; recorded sound from inside a dam; practiced photo yoga; and tasted an oxalis plant. Upon returning to school, they created the artwork on display in the City Hall atrium.
“The grass is green. The river looks beautiful with the trees. It’s very amazing because I don’t usually get to be in places like this,” said Mahogany, a Boise-Eliot/Humboldt fourth-grader. “I can’t wait to go home and tell my mom about what I saw.”
You can experience Bull Run by visiting the student art exhibit in the City Hall atrium in February or by signing up for a guided Bull Run tour (offered on a limited basis July-September, www.portlandoregon.gov/water/tours).
Bull Run Art Exhibit • Feb. 3 – 25 Portland City Hall, 1221 SW Fourth Ave., Portland Atrium art exhibit open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. To learn more about the Bull Run Art Exhibit, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/water/KidsExperienceBullRun.