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The Portland Water Bureau works on construction and repair projects throughout the city.
See a crew in your neighborhood? They could be doing anything from installing new water service lines, to flushing out your existing line to ensure that your water is cold, clean, cheap and constant!
You'll find that some of our projects are listed as Capital Improvement Projects.
What does that mean, anyway?
To ensure a sufficient, high quality water supply as well as efficient services, the Portland Water Bureau operates a Capital Improvement Program.
The Capital Improvement Program focuses on:
regulations and water system rehabilitation
replacement and response to development in the city
The Capital Improvement Program contains:
specific projects to be constructed in any given year
design and construction methods
project phasing sequencing
Capital Improvement Program projects are funded through the Water Construction Fund. Three major resources finance this fund: water sales, proceeds from revenue bond sales, and construction fund revenue (direct reimbursements, system development charges, and interest earnings).
Over the next 10 years, the Portland Water Bureau will be making two major treatment changes to the Bull Run.
Updated October 2018
Projects in the Bull Run Watershed