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A LEGO Robotics Team Gets An Up-Close Look at the Washington Park Reservoir Improvement Project

6th graders standing at construction site

Somewhere in Southwest Portland, a LEGO robotics team is getting ready for their second-ever LEGO competition.

Using state-of-the-art Lego Mindstorms EV3 Robotics, team Redstone Robotics Incorporated brings together a group of 6th graders to work on robotics challenges and participate in competitions. This year's challenge is hydro dynamics, where the goal is to learn about all-things water – how water is found, transported, used, and disposed of. So when Scott, the team coach, saw the Water Bureau's announcement for a tour of the Washington Park Reservoir Improvement project, he knew his team had to join in.

Read about the Redstone Robitics tour to find out what they learned, including a few fun facts about the construction project.

Click to read the article.

How Different Would Your Day Be Without Water?

Imagine a Day Without Water banner

National Preparedness Month ended on Saturday, Sept. 30th. But that doesn’t mean having water—during an emergency or not—is any less important now that September is over.

Think about it: How different would your day be without water?

Maybe your bedhead look is back in fashion, but most of us crave that morning shower. At the least you’d want to be able to flush your toilet and brush your teeth. For those of us who need a cup of coffee to face our mornings, we’d be stopped in our tracks.

Today, we’re asking you to imaging your day without access to our region—and our world’s—most precious resource: water.

A day without water can be scary to imagine but it doesn’t have to become a reality if we prepare together.

Learn more about safely storing water for an emergency so you can imagine a day without water without it ever becoming a reality.

Join Our Team: Communications and Project Support Intern and Senior Engineer

Join the Portland Water Bureau teamIf 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 
Communications and Project Support Intern 15 hours a week for 12 months from start date $18.00 Hourly Mon. 10/30/17 4:00 PM Pacific Time  Apply Here!
Senior Engineer Full Time $7,633.00 - $10,174.00 Monthly Mon. 10/30/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time Apply Here!

Learn More About the Water Bureau

Questions?

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

Month in Review: National Preparedness Month

Are you prepared for a disaster?How prepared are you for a disaster or emergency?

September was National Preparedness Month and everyone from the Department of Homeland Security to Sesame Street was sharing reminders about the importance of planning and preparing for emergencies.

Get Your Kit Together with Water Storage

One very important way to prepare for emergencies is to keep enough clean water on hand in case our water system is damaged. What happens if water lines are damaged and you can’t just turn on the tap? How much water do you need to survive a local disaster or emergency? How can you ensure a supply of safe water for your family?

It’s recommended that you keep one gallon per person per day on hand in case of an emergency.

See how your neighbors prepare by storing water. In an emergency, everyone has a role to play.

What’s your role?

More Preparedness Information

Find more videos to see how Portlanders are preparing by visiting https://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/prepare.

Join Our Team: Utility Locator

We're HiringIf 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 
Utility Locator  Full Time $25.56 - $27.50 Hourly Tues. 10/10/17 4:30 PM Pacific Time  Apply Here!

Learn More About the Water Bureau

Questions?

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