May 25, 2016
This morning, Council took a big step forward in preparing our water system for the “Big One”, approving the contract for the Washington Park Reservoir Improvements Project!
The new reservoirs, which will serve Portland’s entire Westside, are designed to withstand a major earthquake, and deliver clean, safe and reliable drinking water in the event of the Big One.
The Water Bureau also presented a new Community Benefits Plan (CBP), which Council will vote on next week. The CBP, which was developed in partnership with community leaders, is designed to expand economic opportunities for Minority, Women, and Emerging Small Businesses on the reservoir project.
Nick is honored to serve as your City Commissioner, and to lead the dedicated and talented professionals at the Portland Water Bureau. We are committed to providing values to our ratepayers, and to focusing on basic services, like replacing old pipes and making the system more resilient.
To learn more about the Washington Park Reservoir Project, visit the Portland Water Bureau’s website.