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About the Site Advisory Group

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The Portland Water Bureau is planning a new water filtration facility to remove the microorganism Cryptosporidium and other potential contaminants from the Bull Run supply. To help inform this nearly 10-year project, the Bull Run Filtration Site Advisory Group met monthly to discuss details and opportunities for the Bull Run Filtration Project. Site Advisors worked with project staff and helped build 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: a Good Neighbor Agreement that documents the Water Bureau’s commitments to filtration facility neighbors during design, construction, and ongoing operation.
  • Site Advisors: property owners near the site, farm operators, a local school representative, an area water utility, environmental interests, and others.

We are providing in-person or virtual informational updates and opportunities for discussion with site neighbors at key design milestones. We will continue to hold these sessions at least quarterly throughout construction. Meeting materials and discussion summaries are added to our website. We also share regular updates in our project e-news. Click on the meeting links below to get caught up and share your input. 

Meeting Calendar

Oct. 3, 2019Site Advisory Group Orientation Part 1
Oct. 10, 2019Site Advisory Group Orientation Part 2
Nov. 8, 2019Water Treatment Facility Tour
Dec. 2019Break
Jan. 9, 2020Design Phase Part 1 - Design Overview 
Feb. 13, 2020Water Treatment Facility Tour
Mar. 12, 2020Canceled
Apr. 9, 2020Design Phase Part 3 - Lighting and Sound
May 14, 2020Design Phase Part 4 - Access and Edges
June 11, 2020Design Phase Part 5 - Visual Preferences 
July 9, 2020Design Phase Part 6 - Pipeline Planning
Aug. 13, 2020Design Phase Part 7 - Facility Layout
Sept. 3-17, 2020Online Open House
Oct. 8, 2020Good Neighbor Agreement Process
Nov. 12, 2020Facility Operations
Dec. 2020Break
Jan. 14, 2021Pipeline and Facility Design Update
Feb.11, 2021Facility Construction
Mar. 11, 2021Project Budget and Rate Considerations, and Good Neighbor Language
Apr. 8, 2021Draft Good Neighbor Agreement - Postponed until May
May 13, 2021Draft Good Neighbor Language 
June 10, 2021 Good Neighbor Commitment and Design Update 
Sept. 2021Bull Run Filtration: Neighbor Update Meeting
Jan. 2022Bull Run Filtration: Neighbor Update Meeting
Apr. 2022Bull Run Filtration: Neighbor Update Meeting
July 2022Bull Run Filtration: Neighbor Update Meeting
Oct. 2022Bull Run Filtration: Neighbor Update Meeting
Jan. 2023Bull Run Filtration: Neighbor Update Meeting
Apr. 2023Bull Run Filtration: Neighbor Update Meeting
July 2023Bull Run Filtration: Neighbor Update Meeting
Oct. 2023Bull Run Filtration: Neighbor Update Meeting
Jan. 2024Bull Run Filtration: Neighbor Update Meeting
Apr. 2024Bull Run Filtration: Neighbor Update Meeting
July 2024Bull Run Filtration: Neighbor Update Meeting
Oct. 2024Bull Run Filtration: Neighbor Update Meeting

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Bull Run Treatment Projects

Bonita Oswald, Project Communications Coordinator

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