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Portland transitions to primary water source, the Bull Run Watershed

Our secondary groundwater source provided supplemental water supply after long, dry summer.

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Portland Water Bureau Climate Expert to Join Upcoming White House Climate Resilience Summit

Today, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, the Portland Water Bureau’s lead climate expert Kavita Heyn will be participating in the first-ever White House Summit on Building Climate Resilient Communities.

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Portland Water Bureau to Begin Groundwater Augmentation

On Thursday, August 24, the Portland Water Bureau will begin adding groundwater from the Columbia South Shore Well Field to augment Portland’s main drinking water source, the Bull Run Watershed.

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Water, uninterrupted: Your investments in Portland’s water systems are paying off.

After several weeks of relying on our supplemental water source, groundwater from the Columbia South Shore Well Field, the Portland Water Bureau returned to 100 percent Bull Run water last week.

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Heavy Rains Cause Turbidity in Bull Run; Water Shifted to 100 Percent Groundwater

Recent heavy rains and increased stream flows have contributed to a rapid increase in turbidity (organic material suspended in the water) in the Bull Run system.

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Groundwater: Here When We Need It.

Portland Water Bureau to begin groundwater augmentation.

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