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Mt. Tabor reservoir off-line

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by: KOIN NEWS 6 - The Water Bureau has taken Mt. Tabor reservoir 5 off-line while it investigates late night secuirty breach.The Portland Water Bureau was forced to shut down one of its Mt. Tabor reservoirs Wednesday morning after three people were spotted trespassing

Bureau officials said Wednesday the trio jumped the fence guarding Southeast Portland’s Reservoir 5 around 1 a.m. Police caught them and cited them for trespassing.

Bureau staff are now combing through surveillance video to determine whether the suspects urinated into Reservoir 5, of which about 14 million gallons of water a day flows through.

Customers are not being affected by the closure, according to PWB. Officials aren’t yet sure when it will be re-opened.