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Water at Work - Mobile Pumping Unit Training

By Lindsay Wochnick

Operating Engineers Kevin H., Kevin S., Tom, Brian, and Sam train alongside
Portland Fire & Rescue to operate one of the newer pumping units.

The team of Operating Engineers (OE) use mobile pumping units (retired fire engines) for pump station bypass operations in the event of power loss and for system pumping to accommodate shutdowns.


The OEs operate and test these pumpers annually at various facilities in our system.


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