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Bull Run Treatment Projects annual update

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Generations of Portlanders will benefit from the long-term improvements we're making to enhance our water system’s resilience and reduce future risks. Learn the many ways the Bull Run Treatment Projects are making a difference for people in our community today and long into the future.
Bull Run Treatment Projects For Our Future

The Bull Run Treatment Projects are making exciting progress that will improve the resilience of our water system and help keep Bull Run water safe and abundant for generations.

A look back at a year full of accomplishments

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Page from the FY20-21 Bull Run Treatment Projects Annual Report

We’ve taken significant strides with the Bull Run Treatment Projects in Fiscal Year 2020-2021. We’ve hit important compliance milestones with the Oregon Health Authority, started construction on improved corrosion control at Lusted Hill, and secured low-interest federal financing to name just a few. Read the annual report to learn about all the exciting accomplishments the team has made so far.

A look forward to economic benefits of a more resilient water system

Constructing a more resilient water system will deliver tangible benefits for our local economy. ECONorthwest estimates in the Bull Run Treatment Projects Economic Contributions and Benefits Report that these projects will create 4,600 jobs and more than $1.59 billion in total economic contribution to the Portland tri-county area.

These are just a couple examples of the momentum we’re making to improve resilience of our Bull Run water system and prepare for challenges ahead. Learn more about how the Bull Run Treatment Projects support our future.