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For Humberto Piedra-Ruiz, his work as a civil engineer for the Bull Run Treatment Projects is more than a job. It’s an opportunity to ensure access to clean, reliable water for his daughter and our whole community for generations to come. 
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Building water infrastructure like the Bull Run Treatment Projects enables skilled tradeswomen to establish rewarding careers and contribute to improving the quality of life in our community.
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Thanks to hard work and a commitment to the City of Portland’s equity contracting goals, Emerio Design is tackling their biggest civil engineering and surveying projects yet and improving the quality of life of our community with the Bull Run Filtration Project.
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City Council authorize contract with Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. for Design Services and the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) procurement method for the filtration pipelines.
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As we invest in the Bull Run Treatment Projects, we're committed to keeping water affordable by taking advantage of low-interest rate financing, managing costs closely, and offering assistance to customers who could use help paying their bill.
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In November 2020, the Water Bureau will mark another major Bull Run Filtration Project milestone and submit preliminary planning and pilot study results to the Oregon Health Authority as part of the compliance schedule.
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The investments we’re making in the Bull Run Treatment Projects and our water system are essential to the diverse industries and businesses powering our local economy.
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Bull Run Treatment Project team members are enthusiastic about the positive results they're seeing from the first year of pilot testing. These results will be submitted to the Oregon Health Authority in November and will be used to help plan, design, and build the new filtration facility.
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As part of our ongoing efforts to engage community members, we hosted an online open house from Sept. 3-17 to invite feedback on initial design ideas for the future filtration facility and pipelines.
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Looking for ways to manage your sewer/stormwater/water bill? Wondering what your bill pays for? The fall 2020 customer newsletter has answers.
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Figuring out a system for clean, safe water is essential for public health. The Bull Run Treatment Projects carry on our history of using proven and safe treatment to protect the health of our community.
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The Willamette River Crossing Project will strengthen Portland’s water system and keep water flowing to the west side – even after an earthquake.
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We’re evaluating potential pipe routes in east Multnomah County to connect the future filtration facility to our existing water system. We’re gathering community feedback to help identify preferred pipeline routes and will share that input with our pipe designer this fall.
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Water is essential for our brains and bodies to function properly and, as the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated, it’s essential for helping prevent communicable diseases. That’s why doctors, public health officials, and city leaders are champions for our efforts to make our water supply even safer.