The Portland Water Bureau is committed to upgrading the city’s aging water system to better serve its customers. One way we’re doing that is by replacing the Greenleaf pump station in Northwest Portland. Built in 1951, the Greenleaf pump station provides water to the Penridge Tank which feeds the local water distribution system. This configuration can no longer meet the fire suppression needs of the area it serves.
Beginning in summer 2017, the existing pump station will be replaced with three energy efficient pumps for drinking water needs and two large pumps to supply adequate fire flows. The Penridge Tank will be disconnected from the water system. The new pumps -- housed in a 1,300 square foot building -- will then continually feed high-quality water directly into the distribution system. The construction will take place on Water Bureau property and will take approximately 18 months. The Willis Building will remain as is.
This is just one project that will better serve our customers and conserve energy resources!