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Winter weather response…all year round

Portland Water Bureau staff worked around the clock during the recent extreme winter weather event to keep water flowing and provide emergency service to customers with burst pipes. But the work doesn’t start or end there—we prepare for extreme weather and other emergencies all day, all year round.

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How to avoid utility scams this holiday season

Learn how to spot and avoid potential scams.

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Four tips for fall water savings

As the seasons change, so do the water needs of your landscape. Here are a few tips to keep your landscape resilient and water efficient this season.

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Preparing for the future: Enhancing our system’s resilience to wildfire with filtration

At the Water Bureau we’re always looking to the future and proactive ways to ensure our drinking water stays safe and plentiful. The new filtration facility is a key step to enhance our supply resilience to wildfire and extreme weather events.

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How to keep your plants hydrated in the heat

Everyone needs to stay hydrated during heat waves--including plants! Follow these eight tips to keep your plants happy when its hot while using water wisely.

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Three ways to stop being 'irrigated' by water waste

Celebrate Smart Irrigation Month this July by using smart, water-efficient technologies that help save money and reduce water waste.

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Spring is here. Keep your meter clear.

Water meter readers walk far and near,
to read each meter four times a year.
If your meter's blocked, they'll have to reappear.
So help them out and keep your meter clear!

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Don't flush your money down the toilet

Leaks can waste a lot of water and money. There’s no better time than Fix-a-Leak Week (March 20-26) to track down household leaks that waste more than ONE TRILLION gallons of water nationwide each year.

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How to catch a running toilet

Toilet leaks are the most common household leaks. There’s no better time than Fix a Leak Week (March 20-26) to track down household leaks that waste more than ONE TRILLION gallons of water nationwide each year.

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Finding leaks from space

Yes, you read that right--from space! Learn how we're using satellites to find leaks and save water and money.

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5 things you didn’t know about hydrants that will change your life

Okay, maybe these sweet hydrant facts won’t change your life, but hydrants themselves definitely make your life better.

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Water-Efficient Home for the Holidays

Get tips for cutting down on water use during the holidays!

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How to Avoid Utility Scams this Holiday Season

Learn how to spot and avoid potential scams.

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Love your throne on World Toilet Day

It’s easy to take that porcelain throne for granted, but toilets and sewers are essential for public health. Learn about some easy steps you can take at home to show your toilet some love.

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Fall Into Water Savings

As the seasons change, so do the water needs of your landscape. Here are a few tips to keep your landscape resilient and water efficient this season.

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Water Leak Repair Program Stories: Binh

Binh of Northeast Portland had an underground leak so large he had to turn his water on and off again every time he used it. We fixed his leak for free so he can run his water full-time and worry free!

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Water Leak Repair Program Stories: Mark

Mark's dripping faucet used to drive him crazy. Our Water Leak Repair Program fixed his leaks and gave him back his peace of mind.

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Water Leak Repair Program Stories: Suzanne

Learn how we helped Suzanne of Northeast Portland fix her large underground leak of over 3,000 gallons of water per day through our Water Leak Repair Program.

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The Portland Water Bureau is seeking a Communications Intern

We are committed to the difficult—and essential—work of transforming Water Bureau policies, practices, and culture to better serve historically and currently oppressed communities. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and people with disabilities, are encouraged to apply for this position.

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Widmer Brothers: Leaders in water-wise brewing

Widmer Brothers Brewing is a national leader in efficient use of water resources in brewing. Widmer uses around 3.77 gallons of water per gallon of beer brewed, while other breweries of Widmer’s size typically use five to six gallons.

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