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Portland-area teachers: Are you looking for a creative way to bring science and fun into your students’ curriculum?
Well, look no further! The Water Bureau offers three, FREE, and creative school assembly programs designed to capture the attention of even your most energetic student. Our assembly programs are an easy way to compliment your STEM curriculum with a high-quality learning. Here’s three reasons your students (and fellow teachers) will love (and learn from) our assembly programs.
TEACH magazine says, “When puppets talk, children listen.” Professor Drop and the Droplets brings the excitement of exploration and adventure directly to a room full of captivated children. Using interactive science instruction mixed with a generous helping of fun, music, and humor, this 25-minute show opens eyes and engages young minds.
A mechanical engineer turned storyteller/dancer/musician/kid-at-heart, Rick Huddle combines catchy tunes, zany facial expressions, and good old-fashioned silliness to get kids excited to learn about Portland’s unique water system and how to use a precious resource wisely.
Adventure with Rick in Where Did the Water Go to find out where water goes on its day-to-day journeys.
And Water – The Musical brings lots of it. This two-person musical puts its soundtrack to work, expertly weaving together “stuck-in-your-head” musical numbers with a sprinkling of pop culture references (think Stranger Things and Hamilton). Your students will love this 30-minute set of non-stop movement, music, and information education about Portland’s drinking water.
Sign Up for a Free School Assembly from the Portland Water Bureau
Our FREE, limited-term school assembly programs won’t be available forever.
Programs are open to all elementary schools within the Portland Water Bureau service area. Not sure if your school can apply? Give us a call at 503-823-7003 or use the widget to the right.
You are invited to attend the Portland Water Bureau and Mt. Hood National Forest Bull Run working group meeting on Thursday, Nov 8. An agenda is available here.
The Portland Water Bureau and Mt. Hood National Forest meet twice per year to coordinate the management of the Bull Run watershed, Portland’s primary drinking water source.
The purpose of these meetings is to review work plans, budgets, and staff assignments and communicate accomplishments and issues addressed during the course of management activities. An annual report is presented at the spring meetings.
For more information about the 20-year stewardship agreement between the Portland Water Bureau and the Mt. Hood National Forest, visit the Protection and Stewardship page or visit www.fs.fed.us/r6/mthood.
What: Portland Water Bureau and Mt. Hood National Forest Bull Run working group meeting
When: Thursday, Nov.8 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Mt Hood National Forest Service Headquarters Office, 16400 Champion Way, Sandy, OR
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.
|Position||Emp. Type||Salary||Closing Date/Time||Join Our Team|
|Water Systems Operator I||Full Time||$26.29–$28.90 Hourly||Mon.11/12/2018 11:59 PM Pacific||Apply here!|
For more information regarding career opportunities at the Water Bureau, contact (503) 823-3515 or e-mail.
Keeping the meter area clean and clear help our meter readers do their job safely and efficiently
Every day, a Water Bureau meter reader will visit more than 500 meters. Keeping the meter area clean and clear helps them do their job safely and efficiently. Unfortunately, if your meter is obstructed by objects such as cars, trailers, trash and recycling bins, and landscape bark or gravel, a meter reader will have to return to do their job.
So what happens if a meter reader can't properly access your meter?
First, you'll receive a reminder in the mail asking you to check your meter. If your meter continues to be inaccessible, you may be charged a fee if staff needs to return to re-read or if we need to hire someone to remove the obstruction.
By keeping your meter box clear, you can avoid this charge. Additionally, a clear box makes it easy to ensure that the lid fits properly, is safe, and can be quickly turned off in an emergency.
Make some time over the weekend to check your meter and follow these tips for keeping it free and clear.
Please also ensure your house address is clearly displayed on your residence. This also assists emergency personnel who may need to find your home in a hurry.
Click here for additional information about water meters or contact Customer Service at 503-823-7770.
Easy steps to reduce possible exposure to
lead from household plumbing
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Portland’s water sources and the water mains in our system are not a significant source of lead in drinking water. The most common source of lead in drinking water is a customer’s plumbing – the pipes that connect water mains to our homes and deliver drinking water to faucets and taps.
There are several things you can do to protect your family from lead:
Get more information about how you can reduce lead exposure by visiting https://portlandoregon.gov/water/lead.