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

We’re continuing to work towards our compliance deadline to have filtration in place by September 2027 and expect construction to begin in early 2024. Information about the planned schedule of construction activities will be shared here as available.  
ActivityImpactExpected Timeframe
Survey of existing public right-of-way and/or private propertyStaff on footIntermittent/ongoing

Prioritizing Safety 

We are taking care to put safety first for both the community and workers. This includes a safety first philosophy in construction work zones, using appropriate traffic controls when work is occurring in the right-of-way, and ongoing communication to provide notice of construction activities to neighbors and commuters. 

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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Construction Contracting

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. 

Visit the construction workforce webpage to learn more about sub-contracting opportunities.



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Bonita Oswald, Project Communications Coordinator

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