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Earthquakes and Infrastructure: Planning Ahead

The Willamette River Crossing Project will ensure safe water service to the west side of Portland in the event of an earthquake.

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Proactively Reaching Out During COVID

At the Portland Water Bureau, providing excellent customer service is a priority. When we don’t hear from you, sometimes we reach out – especially if we haven’t received your payment, or we notice increased use and suspect you have a leak.

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Emerio Design: Dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community

Thanks to hard work and a commitment to the City of Portland’s equity contracting goals, Emerio Design is tackling their biggest civil engineering and surveying projects yet and improving the quality of life of our community with the Bull Run Filtration Project.

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Contracts approved! Now it’s time to design the pipes

City Council authorize contract with Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. for Design Services and the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) procurement method for the filtration pipelines.

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‘May We Always Remember that Water is Essential’

The Water Bureau marked an important construction milestone at Washington Park: the 12.4-million-gallon reservoir that will supply water to the west side of Portland is complete!

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World Water Loss Day: Tracking Portland's Water Loss

December 4th is World Water Loss Day, a day that challenges utilities and water users to look for hidden leaks and make a plan to reduce water losses.

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Caring for our customers now—and tomorrow—through wise infrastructure investments

As we invest in the Bull Run Treatment Projects, we're committed to keeping water affordable by taking advantage of low-interest rate financing, managing costs closely, and offering assistance to customers who could use help paying their bill.

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Women in Water: Anna Buckley

Anna Buckley, Water Resources Program Coordinator, assesses the health of streams in the Bull Run Watershed. Culverts, the pipes that channel natural streams and roadside ditches under roads, are Buckley’s major point of emphasis.

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Counting Fish on a Moonless Night

PWB Fish Biologist Burke Strobel takes us on his annual midnight journey to count the cutthroat trout in Bull Run Lake.

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SPUR Spotlight: SAFE Transportation

Highlighting Portland's small businesses as they work through the COVID-19 pandemic

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SPUR Small Business Spotlight: Escuela Viva

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Wildfire: Not All Forests Are Created The Same

Different types of forests require different approaches to managing wildfire risk.

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SPUR Small Business Spotlight: DĀNWÈI CĀNTĪNG 

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Portland Water Stories - Bison Coffeehouse (VIDEO)

The Portland Water Bureau's SPUR (Small Business Utility Relief) Program helped dozens of businesses throughout the Metro area by providing credits to their utility bill accounts to help offset the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Water and Climate Change: Learning to Think and Plan Adaptively

How our Supply System Master Plan leans into uncertainty to prepare for different events that could impact our water system.

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Historical Climate Trends in the Bull Run Watershed

How analysis of climate trends informs our management of the Bull Run Watershed and the water system as a whole.

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Competition in the Bull Run: The Spotted Owl's Struggle with an Invasive Relative

Barred and spotted owls are in an unequal match-up as they vie for the same land, food, and nesting habitat to raise their young. And the invasive barred owls are winning, thanks to a few important advantages.

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How We're Using Climate Data to Look Toward the Future

Building resiliency against climate change is a key element of our 5-year Strategic Plan.

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Pilot project shows water savings for customers

An innovative program helps save low-income customers money while reducing water use at the same time.

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