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The Portland Water Bureau continues design and planning work to replace the water mains (pipes) serving NW Penridge, Skyline Crest, and Greenleaf Roads. These mains need to be replaced with larger pipes to increase the flow of water to people's homes and for putting out fires. During this project, we'll also build connections to the new Greenleaf Pump Station.
- NW Penridge Road north of NW Skyline Boulevard
- NW Greenleaf Road both north and south of NW Skyline Boulevard
- NW Skyline Crest Road north of NW Skyline Boulevard
Fixing aging pipes and preparing to fight fires
The pipes in this location are more than one hundred years old. Replacing them will increase the flow of water to people's homes. Increased flow will also help firefighters put out fires. New fire hydrants will improve firefighters' access to water and help the bureau continue to meet state fire codes.
What's happening now
Portland Water Bureau engineers have finalized the designs for the project. City Council has approved our request to allow contractors to bid on the project. Once bidding is complete, we will take the winning bid to City Council for approval to begin construction.
Construction will begin in late 2022. Work will occur in phases, with periods of inactivity between phases. Crews will excavate, lay water pipe, refill the excavation, and apply temporary paving. A later crew will do the final paving. The current plan is to limit open excavations to small sections to make access easier.