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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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Keep your lawn, save your water.

When you water your lawn, you could be wasting as much as 30% of the water through evaporation, runoff, overspray, and overwatering. This can add up to bigger bills and less effeciency. Does that mean you have to ditch your lawn? Nope. But a few simple practices can help you save water this summer!

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Save water and money: Spruce up your sprinkler system

Hot weather will be here before we know it! This spring, give your sprinkler system the checkup it needs to help you save water and money this summer.

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Reduce the risk of Legionella in your building

At the Portland Water Bureau, public health is our highest priority. We are sharing this information so you can take steps to protect the health of people in your building.

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Prepare summer soils with a mulch blanket

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start getting your garden ready to survive (and thrive!) through hot temperatures. We’re here to help Portlanders reduce outdoor water use while growing the garden of their dreams. Mulch is an important step to making your yard more water efficient.

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Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day is recognized on April 22nd around the world as a day to celebrate the environment. It’s the perfect time to think about the ways we appreciate, and benefit from, our planet.

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Protecting Portland’s primary source of drinking water from 4,430 feet

The Portland Water Bureau looks to renew its successful partnership with the US Forest Service to strengthen fire protection in the Bull Run Watershed.

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Commercial Customer Fix-a-Leak Week

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Our Water Leak Repair Partners

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Fix-a-Leak Week Savings

There’s no better time than Fix a Leak Week to track down household leaks that waste more than ONE TRILLION gallons of water nationwide each year. Here’s what you can do when your home plumbing takes a leak.

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Portland Water Bureau Offers Lead Hazard Reduction Grants to Community Organizations

Portland-based agencies and non-profits that are experienced in lead education are encouraged to apply for a Portland Water Bureau Lead Hazard Reduction Program (LHRP) grant.

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Guide to Native Plant Sale Season

January is the season of snow, rainy gray skies, cozy sweaters, and curling up with a mug of tea, dreaming of beautiful spring days ahead. It’s also the perfect time to get a jump-start on spring gardening: native plant sale season!

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Cryptosporidium Monitoring Update

Detections from routine monitoring in the Bull Run. Customers do not need to take any additional precautions at this time.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Are you in need of holiday gift ideas this season? No need to worry, the Water Bureau has your back. Browse our Holiday Gift Guide and find ideas like locally-made tea kettles, reusable water bottles, Emergency Preparedness kits, and more!

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World Water Loss Day: Tackling Portland’s water loss

The holiday season is upon us. Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and of course, World Water Loss Day. Although World Water Loss Day isn’t celebrated with delicious food or presents, it is a day that brings people from across the globe together. Water utility managers and workers worldwide recognize Dece

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