Storm damage recovery

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Water Main Repair Closes NE Killingsworth St. Between NE 6th and 8th Avenue

Traffic Advisory

Portland Water Bureau Maintenance & Construction crews are responding to a water main break on Northeast Killingsworth Street between Northeast Sixth and Eighth avenues.

To assess and repair the damaged water pipe, crews must shut down Northeast Killingsworth Avenue in both directions from Northeast Sixth to Eighth avenues until the evening commute tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 24.

The main is a 20-inch cast iron pipe from 1911.

Thirty-seven connections may be out of service while the main is repaired. No homes or businesses are currently out of water.

Some customers may experience discolored water. If your water is discolored, wait an hour for the system to settle. Then run water at one tap for two to three minutes to see if it clears. If it does not, wait another hour and try again. When water runs clear, run water throughout the house to flush any sediment that may have been drawn into your pipes. More information can be found at the Water Bureau’s Discolored Water page.

The traveling public is reminded to stay alert and use caution as traffic may suddenly slow or stop. To avoid traffic delays, motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes around the work site.

The Portland Water Bureau crews respond to emergencies, including water main breaks, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Crews respond to an average of 200 main breaks a year.

Be our eyes and ears. If you think you’ve spotted a broken main, call our emergency line 24-hrs. a day at 503-823-4874.

About the Portland Water Bureau

The Portland Water Bureau serves water to almost a million people in the Portland area. Portland’s water system includes two great water sources, 53 tanks and reservoirs, and 2,200 miles of pipes. With 600 employees working on everything from water treatment to customer service, the Water Bureau is committed to serving excellent water every minute of every day.

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