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Interpretive Program

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For more than a hundred years, reservoirs on the slopes of Mt. Tabor stored much of the city’s drinking water. Mt. Tabor formed a major part of Portland’s water system, with most of the city’s water passing through its reservoirs.

In 2015, the Portland Water Bureau disconnected Mt. Tabor’s original uncovered reservoirs from the drinking water system. One covered reservoir on Mt. Tabor still stores drinking water. As part of the disconnection, the Water Bureau agreed to create interpretive displays honoring Mt. Tabor’s important place in the city’s water system.

The Water Bureau is working with the Mt. Tabor Neighborhood Association to design interpretive displays and mobile app content that will tell the story of the Mt. Tabor reservoirs to park visitors.

April 14 Open House

Help us tell the stories of the Mt. Tabor reservoirs

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