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Construction Announcement: Fulton Pump Station Replacement Project - 04/01/15
Portland - The Portland Water Bureau has begun work in SW Portland's John's Landing area to replace the aging Fulton Pump Station that provides water service to areas of SW Portland. The Fulton Pump Station - located on SW Nevada Street, between SW Macadam Avenue and SW Virginia Avenue - was built in 1912. The pump station has been expanded several times over the years but does not have capacity for Portland's future water needs. In 2010 and 2011 the Water Bureau explored several options for upgrading or replacing the pump station and found that replacing the outdated facility with a new pump station located in Willamette Park was the best solution.

Design for the new pump station incorporated input from extensive community outreach efforts. The Water Bureau formed a nine-member citizen advisory committee comprised of many neighbors of Willamette Park and held multiple open houses where community members provided feedback on the proposed design. The new facility will be named after Hannah Mason, a philanthropist, landowner, and widower of an early Portland mayor, William S. Mason. At the time of her passing in 1908 she owned the majority of the land on which Willamette Park sits today.

The new pump station will house five pumps, public restrooms, park equipment storage, and will complement the park with a subtle design meant to blend into the surrounding landscape.

Construction for the project will involve work at the Fulton Pump Station site, the Hannah Mason Pump Station site in Willamette Park, and pipe work in the area including along SW Nevada St and SW Macadam Avenue. Work will began in early March 2015 and is expected to be complete by autumn of 2016.

The project funding is from a combination of revenue bond sales, water sales revenue, and other construction fund revenues such as system development charges and interest earnings. Total project cost: $15,090,000.

The existing Fulton Pump Station will remain in operational status for a minimum of two years after the Hannah Mason Pump Station is complete and operational.

The Water Bureau is working in close conjunction with Portland Parks & Recreation and other local agencies to coordinate this project with ongoing operations and other projects in the area. We will keep neighbors, local businesses and other stakeholders updated as work progresses.

For general project questions, contact Sam Beresky at 503-235-5881 or sam@jla.us.com. 24/7 project hotline: 503-781-8365
TRAFFIC ADVISORY 03/19/15: Eastbound Traffic Lane on SE Division between SE 66 & SE 69 Avenues Re-Opens, Work Zone Shifts to Center Lane - 03/19/15
A contractor for the Portland Water Bureau is currently installing large piping connections in the intersection of SE 68th Avenue at SE Division Street.

Google map of the intersection: http://tinyurl.com/pjye2ru

Previously, the eastbound lane on SE Division Street between SE 66th and SE 69th avenues was diverted into the center lane around the work zone. Beginning on Monday, March 23, the work zone will be shifted to the center lane, re-opening the eastbound lane for traffic.

Traffic on SE 68th Avenue, between SE Division and Mt. Tabor Park, is open to local access only. Detour signs are posted and sidewalks remain open for pedestrians.

Motorists and bicyclists are urged to use alternate routes, remember to drive slowly, and exercise caution when traveling in and around the construction area. Typically, work hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, with possible occasional Saturday work.

This work is slated for completion in spring 2015.

The new piping is part of the water system improvements required to connect two of the city's large water conduits to the Westside supply line.

The Portland Water Bureau provides the highest quality water, customer service and stewardship of the critical infrastructure, fiscal, and natural resources entrusted to our care. We enhance public health and safety and contribute to the economic viability and livability of the Portland metropolitan region. We are a recognized leader among water service agencies across the country.
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Updated Contact Information for Portland Water Bureau - 03/13/15
Media Contact:
Members of the media may call or text the Portland Water Bureau on the Public Information Phone at 503-823-8064. This phone is monitored 24-hours a day, seven days a week. If you prefer email, please contact the Public Information Officer at jaymee.cuti@portlandoregon.gov.

Important Numbers for the Public:

Customer Service - (503) 823-7770
For information about your City of Portland sewer, stormwater management and water account. Call when setting up a new account or moving addresses.

Water Quality Line - (503) 823-7525
For questions regarding water quality or water pressure.

Emergency Line - (503) 823-4874
24/7 hotline for water system emergencies.

Other important Water Bureau numbers can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/article/398208