This project has been completed a month ahead of schedule.
The Portland Water Bureau began construction in late August 2012 near the Burlingame Water Tank site on SW 10th Avenue, near SW Chestnut Street.
This project will meet a number of the water system goals by upsizing a portion of the existing 16-inch diameter pipeline that connects the current Fulton Pump Station to the three Burlingame tanks that will increase supply availability. The site work will increase reliability and versatility by installing seismic expansion joints in the pipes entering tank #4, and installing altitude valves on all of the tank inlet lines, which will promote system versatility.
This project requires “leap frogging” between the contractor and Water Bureau field crews making it necessary for the street to be unavoidably excavated and repaved multiple times. The project is scheduled for completion by June 2013.
For information about this project, contact Darcy Cronin, Public Information, at 503-823-3520.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as the Portland Water Bureau works to improve the city’s century old water system.