Behind the project: Taggart Outfall Structural Rehabilitation

Wastewater systems are often the last thing on our minds. That was not the case for a group of over 4,000 Portland, OR schoolchildren in 1938. Portland’s wastewater history starts in 1864 with a simple wooden trough that collected sewage and carried it directly to the river. Fifteen miles of 9 to 18-inch diameter terracotta … Continue reading Behind the project: Taggart Outfall Structural Rehabilitation

Prevention, improvements, and potable water delivery in southern California

James W. Fowler Co. (JWF) will work in partnership with the Santa Fe Irrigation District on the Mechanical Dewatering Improvements and San Dieguito Dam Improvements Projects. The projects include mechanical dewatering improvements to increase the efficiency in removing solids at the R.E. Badger Water Filtration Facility, handrail improvements at the San Dieguito Reservoir, and concrete … Continue reading Prevention, improvements, and potable water delivery in southern California

Behind the project: Leach Botanical Upper Garden Development

John and Lilla Leach moved to the 4.5-acre site of the future Leach Botanical garden in the early 1930s in southeast Portland, Oregon. They built the existing stone cottage on the banks of Johnson Creek as a summer get-away. In 1936, the newly built Manor House became their full-time residence and they began landscaping and … Continue reading Behind the project: Leach Botanical Upper Garden Development