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Water Bureau Electricians at Work


During the Groundwater Pump Station run last fall, Portland Water Bureau Electricians Dan, Amy, and Kirk worked together to successfully repair one of the motor winding leads in Main Unit Pump-Motor #4. They got the pump-motor back into operation by replacing the 5kV motor winding lead inside the motor.

During the Mt. Tabor Adjustments project, Water Bureau electricians and operating engineers worked together to remove and relocate the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) previously used for actuator backup power inside the 44” Meter House to its new home in the Electrical Room inside the new Interstate Maintenance Building. The UPS will now provide uninterruptible power for the Water Bureau’s Dispatch Center. Electrician Amy was key in completing this repurposing effort, installing the UPS, new distribution panel, and conduit and wire.


As part of the Lusted Treatment Facility Improvements project, Water Bureau Electrician Kirk installed underground conduit and wire to a generator and reconfigured the existing electrical system to accept the new relocated ATS. Water Treatment Operator II Kyle, Watershed Specialist II Fred, Construction Equipment Operator Marty, Watershed Specialist I Keith, and Carpenter Bruce provided the excavation and concrete pad for the new generator.


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