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Bull Run Filtration Construction Activity

Engineering And Design
The Portland Water Bureau is planning a 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 Construction Activity

The filtration facility and pipelines are currently being designed. Construction is expected to begin in 2023.   

ActivityImpactExpected Timeframe
Survey in the right-of-way

Staff walking in the right-of-way along Lusted Road and Dodge Park Boulevard

October 11-Nov 1; weekdays 8am-5pm

Geotechnical boring near facility site to gather data about conditions along planned pipeline routesSignificant noise (70–80 decibels)  Mid-November 2021

Construction for the Improved Corrosion Control Treatment project is currently underway at our Lusted Hill facility located at Lusted and Cottrell roads. Visit the Improved Corrosion Control Treatment Construction page to learn more.

Construction Contract Notices

MWH Kiewit (a joint venture) is the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) for the Filtration Facility.

A Request for Proposals the Filtration Pipelines CM/GC has closed and a contractor will be selected later this year. 

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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