Water Bureau programs for the community

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You're invited to learn more about your drinking water! We hold events throughout the year for adults and families to see and learn about our drinking water sources.

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Bull Run tours

Bull Run Watershed tours offer the unique chance to see firsthand how Portland's drinking water travels from forest to faucet. The majority of the day is in the Bull Run but starts with a short visit to the city's groundwater source, the Columbia South Shore Well Field.

Cycle the Well Field

A FREE adult bicycle tour of Portland’s groundwater drinking water source. Children 12 and older who are comfortable on their bicycles and accompanied by an adult are welcome. This event is held annually. Upcoming: Saturday, April 27th, 2024