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1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204

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Join Our Team: Multimedia and Video Production Intern

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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 Join Our Team 
Multimedia and Video Production Intern  Full Time  $16.50 Hourly Apply Here!

All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date and hour of this recruitment. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

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For more information regarding career opportunities at the Water Bureau, contact (503) 823-3515 or e-mail.

Portland Water Bureau Offices Closed July 4 in Observance of the Independence Day Holiday

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In observance of the Independence Day holiday, Portland Water Bureau offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4.

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 Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 8 a.m.

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

  • Online
  • Pay by phone by dialing 503-823-7770 and press 1
  • 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.

Find Water Bureau Projects Near You Using WaterWorks, Our New Web Application

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Have you ever spotted a Portland Water Bureau crew doing work on your street and wonder what they are working on? Or hear about a large project and want more information?

Now you can find out online!

WaterWorks - Find Water Bureau project informationIntroducing: WaterWorks

The Portland Water Bureau is excited to announce the release of WaterWorks, an online map that shows where we are actively working in the City. Using WaterWorks, you can find current projects or events that may impact your water service or water quality, such as water system improvement projects, water main breaks, or water main flushing. You will find information about the project or event, including what you can expect and do during the project or disruption, and who to contact for more information. The release of WaterWorks expands the Water Bureau’s outstanding customer service by providing information at your fingertips, either on the computer or mobile device.

WaterWorks was created in response to customers requesting more online information about projects or events that affect water service or quality.

Screenshot of WaterWorks project mapThe Water Quality Information group was awarded a City of Portland Innovation Fund grant by the Portland City Council to fund the development of the tool by our partners in the eGovernment team at the Bureau of Technology Services. The Water Quality Information group has also partnered with the Communications and Maintenance and Construction groups in the Water Bureau to post information to the map.

Visit WaterWorks at www.portlandoregon.gov/water/waterworks to see what is happening in your neighborhood.

Questions?

Questions about WaterWorks or water quality at your home? Contact the Water Line at WBWaterLine@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-7525. 

Join Our Team: Administrative Assistant and Operating Engineer I

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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 Opportunities at the Water Bureau

Position   Emp. Type   Salary   Closing Date/Time Join Our Team 
Administrative Assistant/Director's Administrative Assistant  Full Time  $4,239.00 - $6,527.00 Monthly Mon. 7/10/17 4:30 PM Pacific Time Apply Here!
Operating Engineer I Full Time $24.83 - $26.00 Hourly Mon. 7/7/17 4:30 PM Pacific Time Apply Here!

All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date and hour of this recruitment. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Learn More About the Water Bureau

Questions 

For more information regarding career opportunities at the Water Bureau, contact (503) 823-3515 or e-mail.

Celebrating the Slough: Cycle the Well Field

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Cycle the Well Field cyclists

The Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council teamed up for the annual Cycle the Well Field event on Saturday, June 3.

Forty-two cyclists participated in the 17-mile bicycle tour of Portland’s groundwater drinking water source.

Cycle the Well Field cyclists learn about groundwaterCyclists rode through the city’s Columbia South Shore Well Field, stopping along the way learning about groundwater, its role in Portland’s water supply, and how the public can help protect this important resource. The bicycle tour included stops at production and monitoring wells, a stormwater detention pond, the Groundwater Pump Station, and wrapped up with lunch at Blue Lake park.

Here are just a couple of the positive comments received from the participant survey: 

 “I was interested to learn how the well fields supplement the Bull Run Watershed. I never noticed the well sites before and now I will point them out to other people, when we pass them! It was neat to see inside them. I liked learning about the geology of my neighborhood and the Columbia Slough watershed.”

"This was a fun tour. It was very informative. The presenters are clearly expert at what they do. I appreciated how they made sure all the cyclist were safe at crossing and we remained together."

Learn more about Portland’s groundwater and the critical role in serves as a secondary water supply for almost a million people.