Bull Run Filtration Construction Activity

Engineering And Design
The Portland Water Bureau is planning a new water filtration facility and pipelines that will be key components of a more resilient water system. The filtration facility and pipelines are needed to meet federal and state drinking water regulations and will be in operation by Sept. 30, 2027.
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Upcoming Activity

The filtration facility and pipelines are currently being designed. Construction is expected to begin in mid-2023.   
ActivityImpactExpected Timeframe
Groundwater pump drilling at the planned Bull Run Filtration Project siteSignificant noise ranging from 75-90 decibels (similar to the sound of a medium-sized tractor)October-November
Survey of existing public right-of-way and/or private propertyStaff on footIntermittent/ongoing

Construction Contract Notices

MWH-Kiewit (a joint venture with MWH Constructors and Kiewit) is the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) for the filtration facility.

Bull Run Conveyance Partners (a joint venture with James W. Fowler Co. and MWH Constructors) is the CM/GC for the pipelines. 

Prioritizing Safety 

Safety is our priority. We're continuing work on critical water infrastructure projects like the Bull Run Filtration Project during the pandemic. Our teams are following public health guidance to maintain social distancing and other appropriate safety precautions.

Good Neighbor Commitment

We're committed to being a good neighbor throughout the life of the Bull Run Filtration Project. This includes ongoing outreach to share information about project progress and invite feedback. We also used input from the community to develop a Good Neighbor Agreement that will help make sure neighbors’ concerns are considered through design and construction and into ongoing operations. 

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