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To minimize traffic disruptions, work will begin each night at 10 p.m. and completed by 5 a.m. the next morning.
During construction, SW Macadam Avenue will remain open in both directions but traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction and some turning movements could be restricted. As with any construction project, safety is first priority. Travelers are urged to use alternate routes and are reminded to drive slowly, exercise caution, and follow the direction of flaggers when traveling in and around the construction area.
Crews will do their best to position equipment to reduce noise in the neighborhood. For more information about nighttime work and noise, visit the City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement Noise Control Program webpage, call the hotline at 503-823-7350, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hannah Mason Pump Station is being built to replace the aging Fulton Pump Station on SW Nevada Street. Work began in March 2015 and will continue into fall of 2016. The Portland Water Bureau is working closely with Portland Parks & Recreation and other local agencies to coordinate this project with ongoing operations and other projects in the area. The Water Bureau will keep neighbors, local businesses, and other stakeholders updated as work progresses.
For more information, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/water/hannahmason.
The report now goes to the newly-formed Portland Utility Board for their review.
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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.
Opportunity at the Water Bureau
|Position||Emp. Type||Salary||Closing Date|
|Civil Engineering Associate||Full Time||$30.23 - $40.50 Hourly||10/23/2015|
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Drinking water from the Bull Run watershed and the well field will continue to meet all of Portland’s water needs. Portland is not experiencing a water supply shortage. The bureau expects to return to 100 percent Bull Run water after the fall rains begin filling up the Bull Run reservoirs.
Public notification is not required, but the Portland Water Bureau informs the media and sensitive water users, as a practice, when it activates groundwater and when it has significant operational changes. The media and sensitive water users will again be notified when the Portland Water Bureau returns to 100 percent Bull Run water.
Due to a dry spring, above average summer temperatures, and available long-term weather forecasts, the Portland Water Bureau has been using the Columbia South Shore Well Field since July 16 to supplement the Bull Run water supply.
The Columbia South Shore Well Field is a high-quality water supply that meets or surpasses all federal and state drinking water regulations.
“Our job is to deliver high-quality, safe and reliable drinking water to almost one million customers. At the end of an unusually dry spring and summer, we are fortunate to have two water sources that can continue to supply water to all of our customers,” said Portland Water Bureau Director Michael Stuhr.
As part of our ongoing supply planning, the Portland Water Bureau carefully monitors water levels, weather forecasts, and water use patterns to manage our water supply throughout the remainder of the dry season.
Weekly supply updates will be posted to www.portlandoregon.gov/water/summersupply. For more information about Portland’s drinking water quality, call the Water Line at 503-823-7525.
Using special fall protection personal protective equipment, fresh air monitors, and traffic zone safety measures, electricians worked alongside Water Bureau project managers, inspectors, and the construction manager to confirm integrity of the panels in the vaults.
Assessments such as these are an additional way for the Water Bureau to ensure on-site performance of installed equipment is in compliance and will perform effectively, reliably, and efficiently.
Photo: A Water Bureau electrician checks replacement motor starters for the sump pump controls in an underground vault in SE Portland.