The Water Bureau is hiring a contractor to replace three motor control centers in the Barbur Gibbs Pump Station. The equipment was installed in the 1960s and has since declined. Additionally, higher safety requirements have been implemented since the equipment was installed. After installing the new motor control centers, the contractor will perform a final electrical study to ensure the equipment is running smoothly.
Inspections show that the pump station's motor control centers have reached the end of their useful life and need to be replaced to improve safety and station reliability. This project is an investment in our water system to make it stronger, more flexible, and better prepared for challenges.
Work hours are usually Monday to Saturday, 7 am to 4 pm. Work may be postponed if staffing or resource availability changes due to current events. Employees and contractors will continue to follow all safe work zone and social distancing measures.
Barbur Gibbs Pump Station, 3239 SW Third Ave, Portland, OR 97201 (Intersection of Southwest Gibbs St and Southwest Barbur Blvd Frontage Road)
What to expect
Work hours are usually Monday to Saturday, 7 am to 4 pm.
Street parking may be limited. We may need to leave some equipment overnight.
Mail, garbage, and delivery services will have access.
Work may cause noise, dust, and traffic delays.
This work will not disrupt your water service.
What's happening now
The Water Bureau has ordered the necessary parts for the replacement project. Once the parts arrive, construction is expected to begin in Fall 2021.