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Fix-It Fair Offers Free Workshops and Exhibits to Help you Save Money and Be Healthy

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Free workshops provide hands-on learning and practical information for your home, health and safety 
Free workshops provide hands-on learning and practical information for your home, health and safety.

The Portland Water Bureau is a proud sponsor of the City of Portland’s Fix-It Fairs.

The Fix-It Fair is a free event where you can learn simple and effective ways to stay healthy and save money at home this winter and beyond. Featuring exhibits from numerous community partners, these events also include an extensive schedule of workshops held throughout the day. Experts will be available to talk with you about water and energy savings, personal health and healthcare, food and nutrition, community resources, recycling, yard care and more!

Special workshops taught in Spanish are offered at the fair on February 20. Free professional childcare, blood lead testing for children and lunch are provided.

Please bring a reusable bag to gather resources and giveaways from the exhibits and classes. Hourly raffle prizes are offered.

When and Where
Saturday, February 20, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
George Middle School
10000 N Burr Ave

This event is free and open to the public.

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La Fix-It Fair ofrece clases y exposiciones gratuitos para ayudarle a ahorrar dinero y vivir una vida sana

La Fix-It Fair es un evento GRATUITO presentado por la Ciudad de Portland en donde usted puede aprender maneras simples de ahorrar dinero y conectarse con recursos. Únase a sus vecinos y hable con expertos sobre la manera de gastar menos y mantenerse saludable.

La guardería y el almuerzo es gratis. Análisis de plomo gratuito para los niños. Premios cada hora.

No olvide llevar una bolsa reutilizable para los recursos de la sala de exposiciones.

Clases en español

  • Aprenda a construir y reparar el crédito.
  • Descubra los recursos para compradores de su primera casa.
  • Crear un paquete de emergencia en forma económica.
  • Obtenga información sobre recursos para vivir con un presupuesto limitado.
  • Aprenda fundamentos del calefacción.

¿Cuándo y Dónde?
El sábado, 20 de febrero, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
George Middle School
10000 N Burr Ave

Este evento es gratuito y abierto al público.

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Portland Water Bureau Offices Closed February 15 in Observance of the Presidents' Day Holiday

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In observance of the Presidents' Day holiday, Portland Water Bureau offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016.

This includes both the Customer Service Call Center and the Customer Service Walk-In Service Center located on the first floor at 1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, Oregon. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 at 8 a.m.

During the holiday, Water Bureau customers are invited to pay their bill in the following ways:

  • Online
  • Drop off: Leave a payment in the Water Bureau's night box located at 1120 SW 5th Avenue to the left of the building's front doors

To report a water system emergency, contact the 24/7 Emergency Hotline at 503-823-4874.

Join Our Team: Senior Administrative Specialist

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If you're interested in joining an award-winning public utility where employees thrive on the pride of delivering a life-essential product with world class customer service, the Portland Water Bureau might be just the place for you.

The Water Bureau is a recognized leader in the utility industry. We've achieved this success by investing in the very best people and empowering them to find new and better ways to meet our customer's needs.

The Water Bureau currently employs approximately 560 people. All current job postings with the City of Portland are posted online, and updated weekly. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Current Opportunity at the Water Bureau

Position   Emp. Type   Salary   Closing Date/Time Join Our Team 
Senior Administrative Specialist**  Full Time $3,823.00 - $5,886.00 Monthly Mon. 02/22/16 4:30 PM Pacific Time  Apply Here

**This recruitment will remain open until 150 applications have been received or until the posted closing date, February 22, 2016, whichever comes first. Applications received after the 150 application limit has been reached will not be included in this recruitment process.

Learn More about the Water Bureau

For more information regarding career opportunities at the Water Bureau, contact the Water Administrative Manager at 503-823-1956 or by e-mail

TRAFFIC ADVISORY 02/16/16: Night Work on SW Macadam Avenue Scheduled February 16-19; Traffic Impacts Expected

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As part of the Hannah Mason Pump Station construction project, crews overseen by the Portland Water Bureau will be working on SW Macadam Avenue near the intersection of SW Nevada Street on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights, February 16-19.

To minimize traffic disruptions, work will begin each night at 8 p.m. and be completed by 5 a.m. the next morning.

During construction, SW Macadam Avenue will remain open in both directions but traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction and some turning movements could be restricted. As with any construction project, safety is our first priority. Travelers are urged to use alternate routes and are reminded to drive slowly, exercise caution, and follow the direction of flaggers when traveling in and around the construction area.

Crews will do their best to position equipment to reduce noise in the neighborhood. For more information about nighttime work and noise, visit the City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement Noise Control Program webpage, call the hotline at 503-823-7350, or e-mail

Project Information
The Hannah Mason Pump Station is being built to replace the aging Fulton Pump Station on SW Nevada Street. Work began in March 2015 and will continue into fall of 2016. The Portland Water Bureau is working closely with Portland Parks & Recreation and other local agencies to coordinate this project with ongoing operations and other projects in the area. The Water Bureau will keep neighbors, local businesses, and other stakeholders updated as work progresses. For more information, visit

TRAFFIC ADVISORY 02/18/16: Water Main Work Performed Sunday along SE 82nd Avenue - Delays Expected

PORTLAND,  OR- Portland  Water  Bureau  crews  are  installing new water main on SE 82nd Avenue between SE Morrison to SE Yamhill streets from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21.

Traffic controls and flaggers will be in place directing the traveling public safely through the construction site. Delays are expected.

The traveling public is reminded to stay alert and use caution as traffic may suddenly slow or stop. To avoid traffic delays, motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes around the work site.