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It's Not Too Late - View the Recommended Visible Features Concept for the Washington Park Reservoir Project and Offer Feedback

By Lindsay Wochnick

UPDATE -- March 3, 2014
Virtual Open House Now Closed

Thank you for taking the time to comment on the recommended concept for the visible features of the Washington Park Reservoir Improvement Project.  The virtual open house is now closed. We appreciate your responses and feedback.


The Portland Water Bureua Wants Your Feedback!

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.

Click here to enter the online open house.

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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.

Tim Hall
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