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New Reservoir 3?
Throughout this month, the Portland Water Bureau is seeking feedback on the community recommended concept for the visible features of the Washington Park Reservoir Improvement Project through a virtual online open house. Comments collected will be shared with the project team and the Community Sounding Board, who are park users, neighborhood association representatives, and Portland Parks & Recreation staff providing project input and feedback to the Portland Water Bureau.
Over the past seven months, the Portland Water Bureau has held multiple open houses, Community Sounding Board meetings, community briefings and hosted a mailing list and project website to facilitate gathering public input and feedback about the project. Visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/wpreservoirs to learn more and explore the various ways to provide project feedback.
The Washington Park Reservoir Improvements Project will replace upper Reservoir 3 with a 15-million gallon underground tank and repurpose the existing Reservoir 4 to serve as an overflow and stormwater retention/de-chlorination facility. In addition, due to a historic landslide – dating back to the original reservoir construction in 1894 -- the Water Bureau must take steps to stabilize the hillside.
The project is slated to start in spring 2016 and be completed by December 2020.
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