Customer Service: 503-823-7770
GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404
The Porltand Water Bureau is making significant changes to the Council Crest Tank’s roof and upper section. This tank was built in 1942 and is the highest-elevation water storage tank in southwest Portland. The tank currently serves approximately 1,300 residential and business customers.
What's Happening Now
The tank has been surrounded by scaffolding and tenting in preparation for the removal of paint.
The week of March 18, crews will remove the existing upper section and roof of the tank. An angle will be welded around the tank, just below the cut line, to hold the shape of the tank once the roof and upper section are removed. Then the roof will be cut away, followed by the upper section.
Road Closure Information
Construction will continue through June. During construction, the area around the tank will be restricted to the public. The road around the tank will be closed to vehicle traffic but available to cyclists and pedestrians for up to 45 days, which may not be consecutive. For a period of up to 10 days, when Crane 2 is in position, the road will be closed to ALL TRAFFIC and pedestrians. See map HERE.
Repairs and Improvements:
The roof and upper section are being replaced due to deteriorating conditions, and the height of the tank is being increased by 2.5 feet for earthquake resiliency. The extra space will allow water room in the tank to slosh around during an earthquake without causing extensive damage to the tank. The tank is also being repainted.
What to Expect During Construction:
Work hours will be 7 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday - Friday. If needed, work is allowed during the same hours on Saturdays.
Thank you for your patience while we work to improve your water system. Please contact us with any concerns. We will always try to respond quickly, and minimize disruptions as possible, while delivering a quality project. Our communications will always be open and honest, and our information as up-to-date as possible.
Rhetta Drennan at 503-823-3028, or email her HERE.
Did you Know?
The Portland Water Bureau tests for more than 200 regulated and unregulated contaminants in our drinking water. To discover how Portland Water Bureau monitors and tests the safety of your drinking water visit www.portlandoregon.gov/water/29337
Last updated: March 15, 2019