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Portland Water Bureau

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Tour the Washington Park Reservoir Improvement Project

Washington Park Reservoir Improvement Project Tour

The Portland Water Bureau will be conducting two public tours, on site, of the Washington Park Reservoir Improvement Project. This is your opportunity to learn about construction methods, future activities, schedule, and much more. Tours will be led by the project manager and principal engineer.

The Portland Water Bureau is rebuilding the Washington Park reservoirs, a project that continues through 2024.  Washington Park reservoirs were originally built in 1894. When completed, this project will supply water to Portland’s west side and serve more than 360,000 people, including all downtown businesses and residents, 20 schools, five hospital complexes, and more than 60 parks. This system of water conveyance and storage makes Portland a livable, and thriving community, ensuring public health and economic viability.  

Tour Information

Tours will be conducted Saturday, October 7, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. There is room for 20 people per tour. Each person must register separately to attend a tour. Slots will fill quickly, so register now!

Come prepared for the day. Participants will be touring an active construction site and should be prepared to navigate stairs, elevation changes, rough surfaces, etc. Be sure to wear closed-toed boots or sturdy shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Safety vests, hardhats and safety glasses which will be provided.


Contact Rhetta Drennan at 503-823-3028 or