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Water Blog


Why filtration is still the right choice for our community

Commissioner's view: New facility is a federal mandate, and will create jobs and safer water.

Jan. 10, 2020: Cryptosporidium Monitoring Update

Cryptosporidium Monitoring Update

Broken stuff? Fix it at a Fix-it Fair!

If you’re not someone who is great at fixing things, there’s always YouTube. Even better, there’s Fix-it Fair!

Portland's Drinking Water: What You Need to Know About Cryptosporidium

Portland’s water is safe to drink for the general population.

Media Advisory: EPA Invites Portland and Beaverton to Apply for $600 Million in Water Loans

Bull Run, Beaverton projects focus on critical reliability upgrades to protect public health.

Competition in the Bull Run: The Spotted Owl’s Struggle and the Story Behind It

Barred and spotted owls are in an unequal match-up. They vie for the same land, food, and nesting habitat to raise their young. And the invasive barred owls are winning, thanks to a few important advantages.

Help Us Plan 50 More Years of Fresh, Clean, Abundant Water

What’s important to you and what concerns you when it comes to our water supply?

Fall and Winter Events 2019: Where to Find the Portland Water Bureau

Stop by one of these upcoming events to order a free lead test kit, pick up a faucet aerator, and learn about our Financial Assistance program.

Preparing and Planning: How We're Using Climate Data to Look Toward the Future

Climate expert Kavita Heyn recently spoke with Matt Zaffino, meteorologist at KGW, about what we're doing to better understand what a warmer climate means for Portland's drinking water system.

Save up to $3,000 on a New Ice Machine for your Business

Replace your water-cooled ice machine with a new ENERGY STAR ® certified air-cooled model and save big.

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore the Little Water Drips

That dripping faucet or pipe may be wasting more water than you’d ever imagine.

Fix a Leak Week 2019: Is Your Toilet Flapper Failing You?

A leaky toilet flapper can mean hundreds of gallons of water lost each day. Make sure yours isn’t slacking on the job with these simple steps.

Sign Up for the Portland Water Bureau Email Newsletter

Watch behind-the-scenes videos, discover how to save money and water, and get special event invitations in this free monthly email newsletter.

✓ Fall To Do: Clear Your Water Meter from Fall Debris

Keeping the meter area clean and clear help our meter readers do their job safely and efficiently

All Welcome at Community Water Forum on Portland’s Drinking Water Treatment Options: Nov. 8, 2018

Learn about the Bull Run water treatment projects, ask questions, and provide feedback to Water Bureau staff.

October 2018 Update: Washington Park Reservoir Improvement Project

Discover what's new at the Washington Park worksite.

3 Ways to a Greener Thumb

One personal tale of growing water wisdom.

Take an Guided Tour of the Washington Park Reservoir Improvement Project

You can now register for an in-person tour of the Washington Park Reservoir Improvement Project.

Holiday Closure: Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4

Water Bureau offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4.

Looking to make the most of your watering this summer?

If you have an automatic irrigation system, and are a Portland Water Bureau customer, you may be eligible for a free landscape irrigation check-up.

You’re Invited to Take a Virtual Tour of the Washington Park Reservoir Improvement Project

Starting today, anyone who has access to a computer with an internet connection can take an online tour of one of the largest public works projects in Portland’s recent history.

Registration Open: Take a Guided Tour of Portland’s Water Sources

Registration is now open for tours of Portland’s two water sources: The Bull Run Watershed and the Columbia South Shore Well Field.

Portland Water Bureau to Augment Supply with Groundwater

On Wednesday, June 20, the Portland Water Bureau will begin using its groundwater wells in the Columbia South Shore Well Field to ensure adequate water supply to its customers.

Join Our Team: Management Analyst—GIS/Records

Discover recent job openings at the Portland Water Bureau.

3 Reasons to Invite Us to Your Next Group Meeting

Get ready for summer with a visit from a local water efficiency expert.

Your Toilet is Feeling Neglected. Here's What You Can Do About It.

Leaks in homes account for 1 trillion gallons of water loss nation-wide every year. Here’s what you can do when your home plumbing takes a leak.

Main Break Season 101: What to Expect, Who to Call, and How to Prepare

Fruitcake and main breaks: the uninvited guests of the holiday season.

Experience Bull Run

A Student Art Exhibit at City Hall

MEDIA ADVISORY 01/26/16: Kids Experience Bull Run

Student Art Exhibit at City Hall