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Most City offices closed Wednesday, June 19, to observe Juneteenth

The City of Portland recognizes Juneteenth as a formal day of remembrance to honor Black American history and the end of slavery in the United States. Learn about Juneteenth.

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Investing in our future

This year, after finishing design and getting critical permits, the Water Bureau took the next big step and began construction of the Bull Run Filtration Projects.

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Unusually high bill? You might have a leak.

Leaks are a leading cause of unexpectedly high water bills. If you find a leak, you can request an adjustment (or credit) to your sewer, stormwater, and water bill so you don’t have to pay for the increased water use.

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Three tips for “March Madness” season

Your water meter deserves some TLC this March Madness season. Here are three tips everyone should follow as you tend to your yard this spring.

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Out of this world! Using space to find water leaks in Portland

What do Mars, water leaks, and Portland have in common? This Fix a Leak Week, learn how we're using satellites to find leaks and save money and water.

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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 18-24) to track down household leaks that waste more than ONE TRILLION gallons of water nationwide each year.

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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 18-24) to track down household leaks that waste more than ONE TRILLION gallons of water nationwide each year.

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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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