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Portland Water Bureau Recognized for Salmon Habitat Restoration

Balancing the needs of our customers while minimizing our ecological impact is paramount to our mission.

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Portland Water Crews Always Prepared for Winter Weather

Our Maintenance and Construction crews work against the elements to keep water running smoothly for the winter.

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Diversifying Our Workforce by Creating Opportunity

The Water Bureau's Apprentice Program sets its candidates up for success.

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Dispatches From the Front Lines: Dave Demchak

Dave Demchak, Project Manager for the Argon Supply Tank delivery, shares how his team has adapted to Covid.

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Dispatches from the Front Lines: Burke Strobel

Fish Biologist Burke Strobel shares how Covid has changed his workday.

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Dispatches from the Front Lines: Mona Rezaei

Water Treatment Operator Mona Rezaei shares what it's like to do her job during Covid-times.

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Dispatches from the Front Lines: Christina Cotnam

Laboratory Analytical Specialist Christina Cotnam shares how her work has changed during Covid.

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Groundwater Keeps Portland Resilient and Hydrated

The Columbia South Shore Well Field supplements our abundant supply of water in the Bull Run Watershed. In the case of emergencies or extreme heat, it keeps Portland's supply of water consistent (and delicious).

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Water Stories #4: The Black Liberation Ride

The Black Liberation Ride centers Black joy and cycling on the streets of Portland.

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Water Stories #5: Shine Distillery & Grill

A local distillery puts its production capacity to good use making hand sanitizers to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

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Bull Run Filtration Pilot Answers Key Questions About Treating Our Water

The Bull Run Filtration Project will help keep Portland water clean, safe and delicious for generations to come.

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Blacksmith Recreates a Rose City Classic

Local blacksmith Berkley Tack will help bring Mt. Tabor's historic fencing back to life.

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Our Water Family: Mentoring "comes full circle"

Dwight Lawrence, Customer Account Specialist, recalls his love of swimming and passion for mentoring youth.

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Women In Water: Sarah Mattecheck

An ongoing series highlighting the work of the incredible women of the Portland Water Bureau and their contributions to our mission to deliver excellent water every minute of the day.

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Women In Water: Fabiola Casas

Highlighting the incredible women of the Portland Water Bureau and their contributions to our mission to deliver excellent water every minute of the day.

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Learning From Katrina: How Disaster Shaped A Resilience Mindset

Outgoing Water Bureau Director Mike Stuhr was the bureau’s Chief Engineer in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina hit and spearheaded our relief efforts in New Orleans.

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Meet Our New Director Gabe Solmer

Gabe Solmer will lead a new chapter when she takes over as Director of the Portland Water Bureau.

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Fall 2020 bill insert

Looking for ways to manage your sewer/stormwater/water bill? Wondering what your bill pays for? The fall 2020 customer newsletter has answers.

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Can You Imagine Downtown Without Water?

The Willamette River Crossing Project will strengthen Portland’s water system and keep water flowing to the west side – even after an earthquake.

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Water Safety in Buildings

Week two of Building Safety Month 2020 is Water Safety. We've teamed up with the Portland Water Bureau to learn about bacteria growth in still waters. We'll also share some plumbing and water heater maintenance tips.

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