The Portland Water Bureau is planning a new filtration facility to remove the microorganism Cryptosporidium and other potential contaminants from our water. To help inform this nearly 10-year project, the Bull Run Filtration Site Advisory Group meets monthly to discuss details and opportunities for the Bull Run Filtration Project. Site Advisors are working with project staff and helping build toward a Good Neighbor Agreement by providing an independent community perspective on the facility design, construction, and ongoing operation.
Goal: foster open communication by identifying and resolving community concerns early in the project.
Outcome: document our commitments in a Good Neighbor Agreement--an agreement reflecting the Water Bureau’s commitments to filtration facility neighbors that addresses concerns while achieving a successful project.
Site Advisors: property owners near the site, farm operators, a local school representative, an area water utility, environmental interests, and others.
In accordance with state, county, and city guidance on gatherings, in-person Site Advisory Group meetings have been indefinitely postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. Until we are able to safely meet in person again, we will keep the conversation going through alternate formats. Site Advisors continue to engage through email, online surveys, and teleconferencing.
We post meeting materials and discussion summaries to our website and share regular updates in our project e-news. Click on the meeting links below to get caught up and share your input.