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Water Bureau Operating Engineers Give Mobile Water System Special ‘Treatment’

By Lindsay Wochnick

The Portland Water Bureau is committed to ensuring we can provide clean drinking water during emergency outages.

One of the ways the Water Bureau aims to increase our ability to effectively deal with emergencies is through dedicated and routine training.

System can produce 30,000 gallons per day of drinking water from any fresh water source    

Recently, operating engineers performed an inaugural exercise with the new Mobile Water Treatment System. The mobile water treatment system, housed inside of a trailer, can provide guaranteed water quality and quantity during emergency outages.

The trailer is a self-contained portable treatment system equipped with a generator, pumps, hoses and other equipment.

The system, built in January 2016 with Homeland Security Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) grant funds, is part of the Regional Water Providers Consortium’s regional effort to prepare for emergencies.

It is crucial for our operating engineers who will be responsible for activating these systems to have consistent and hands-on training. It is crucial for our operating engineers who will be responsible for activating these systems to have consistent and hands-on training.

Water Bureau operating engineers also maintain two mobile water distribution trailers in addition to this new water treatment system.

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