GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404
1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204
January 16, 2013
Portland Water Bureau crews completed the repairs to the cracked 8-inch pipe around 4:00 pm yesterday, January 15, 2013. The Bureau of Maintenance were then called in to make repairs to the damaged pavement. The intersection is open to traffic.
In the winter months, the Portland Water Bureau’s crew responds to a larger number of main breaks. On New Year’s Day alone, there were four such incidents. Not all main breaks make the news. Many breaks are with small diameter pipes, with water leaking through breaks in the pavement. These repairs still take time.
Fortunately, your Portland Water Bureau Maintenance & Construction crews are ready for any water system emergency.
January 15, 2013
Pipe repairs are still underway. Work may take up to eight hours to complete. Only one property as of now is out of water service.
Photo courtesy of Terry Black, Portland Water Bureau Public Information
Crews from the Portland Water Bureau are responding to a water main break at the intersection of NE 22nd Avenue and NE Highland Street. Work to repair the 8-inch diameter pipe will quickly get underway once water is shutdown to the pipeline.
The crews will be able to redirect water flows to keep much of the area with water service, but some properties on NE Rosa Parks Way, NE Holman, NE Highland and NE Liberty streets may be temporarily out of water or have lower water pressure while the repair work is underway.
The Portland Water Bureau has received calls from its customers in this area reporting dirty water as a result of the main break. At this time, there is no timetable for the repair to be completed, but normally about six to eight hours. The cause of the break is unknown at this time.
Motorists and bicyclists are encouraged to find alternate routes to avoid traffic delays.
For more information, contact Tim Hall, Public Information, at (503) 823-8064 or (503) 381-0056.