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Improve the efficiency and safety of your cooling tower

Certain cooling tower upgrades may be eligible for a rebate that will pay 50% of the project costs, up to a maximum of $5,000. Before starting your project, contact water efficiency staff to ensure that it qualifies for a rebate.

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Love your throne on World Toilet Day

Hopefully our panic-buying toilet paper days are over. But, oh, the rush on a well-stocked TP aisle in the early weeks of the pandemic! Goes to show that when the $#!+ hits the metaphorical fan, we know what’s important: TOILETS. 

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Trail Blazers season outlook, according to the Portland Water Bureau.

It’s October, which means Portlanders are gearing up for their new routine. Rainy days capped off with a Blazers game in the evening, a Portland tradition.

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Portland parks: Fun, beautiful, and water efficient

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Water is Flowing From Washington Park Reservoir!

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Easy sprinkler tips for summer

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Unidirectional Flushing team hits milestone 

Undirectional Flushing (UDF) is an important process we undertake to keep our system free of unwanted debris and ensure the quality of Portland's drinking water.

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Water Helps Firefighters Train

The Portland Water Bureau hosts Portland Fire on Powell Butte for training in confined spaces.

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Four ways to save water on Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! It's a great day to learn how you can make more Earth-friendly choices. These tips will help you lower your water use to save money on your water/sewer/stormwater bill.

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Say hello to our new chief engineer!

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A Hometown Hero On Our Team

PWB Senior Administrative Specialist, Angie Harris, was honored during a Portland Trail Blazers broadcast as the “Hometown Hero” of the game for her extensive volunteer work in the community.

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Using Natural Cleaners to Keep Homes and Waterways Clean

Join us for National Cleaning Week to celebrate the positive impact cleaning has on public health, the environment, and our economy. Learn how certain cleaning products affect our waterways and ways to make your own "green" cleaning products.

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How the Water Bureau Celebrates Fix A Leak Week

It's Fix A Leak Week! While folks are checking their households for leaks, we're working to maintain miles of pipes, fire hydrants, and service lines to find and fix leaks that could occur.

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Free water leak repair for income-qualified homeowners

We know that leaks can be stressful. Our free water leak repair program is designed to provide support for costly repairs to income-qualified homeowners. We work with community partners and local plumbers to offer free water leak repair services.

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​Want to save water and money in multifamily buildings? Fix the toilets!

Toilet leaks can be expensive, but we can help you find and fix the leaks to save you money on your water/sewer bill.

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​Save Water & Money – Fix a Leak Week & FREE Water Conservation Kits

Fix a Leak Week is March 15 -21. Learn more about finding and fixing water leaks in your home.

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WIFIA financing for Bull Run Treatment Projects will save ratepayers millions and help shape Portland’s future

The Water Bureau has secured federal financing that provides significant benefits for Portland ratepayers while making important long-term improvements to the Bull Run water system.

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2020 Maintenance & Construction Crew Members of the Year

Recognizing our Maintenance & Construction team members that went above and beyond in 2020.

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Winter Storm Strikes and Portland Water Steps Up

During the President's Day Storm in February, our crews worked round-the-clock to that water kept flowing through the severe weather and power outages. Here's some perspectives from the frontlines of the storm.

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