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Consistent, clean water is vital for hemodialysis treatment and overall patient care at OHSU Hospital. Learn how the Bull Run Filtration Project will benefit patient care from nurse manager Darcey Ayala.
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We completed the first of four design milestones for the filtration facility. The Filtration Facility Basis of Design Report provides the design foundation for the best treatment process for our water and is another major step toward making the filtration facility a reality.  
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Generations of Portlanders will benefit from the long-term improvements we're making to enhance our water system’s resilience and reduce future risks. Learn the many ways the Bull Run Treatment Projects are making a difference for people in our community today and long into the future.
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Commissioner Mingus Mapps describes his vision for the Portland Water Bureau and how projects like the new filtration facility that make our water supply more reliable and resilient are a win for everyone, including the most vulnerable in our community.
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Water Quality Engineer Mac Gifford shares how we’re using science to learn what works best for our water and help make design decisions for the future filtration facility.
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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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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.