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Maintenance & Survey of SE Portland Water Main

Pipe measurements are taken using a laser tool

In June 2016, Portland Water Bureau civil engineers led an interdisciplinary team to survey a water main in southeast Portland. The 16-inch ductile iron main is located inside a crawlspace less than three feet high underneath the surface of a main street of travel.

During the operation, the Water Bureau called upon All Hazards Rescue to provide an extraction team in case of an emergency. Support and assistance during the assessment also came from other Water Bureau groups and teams, including Operations, Maintenance & Construction, and Safety & Risk.

The information gathered during this investigation will be used to design and construct new supports for the 16-inch water main.


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