The Portland Water Bureau is committed to ensuring we can provide clean drinking water during emergency outages.
One of the ways the Water Bureau aims to increase our ability to effectively deal with emergencies is through dedicated and routine training.
Recently, operating engineers performed an inaugural exercise with the new Mobile Water Treatment System. The mobile water treatment system, housed inside of a trailer, can provide guaranteed water quality and quantity during emergency outages.
The system, built in January 2016 with Homeland Security Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) grant funds, is part of the Regional Water Providers Consortium’s regional effort to prepare for emergencies.
Water Bureau operating engineers also maintain two mobile water distribution trailers in addition to this new water treatment system.