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Water, uninterrupted: Your investments in Portland’s water systems are paying off.

After several weeks of relying on our supplemental water source, groundwater from the Columbia South Shore Well Field, the Portland Water Bureau returned to 100 percent Bull Run water last week.

Press release


Seeing tea-colored drinking water? It is natural color from the forest.

Some Portland-area residents may be noticing a harmless discoloration from fine organic matter from the forest floor in the Bull Run Watershed.

News article


SE Lambert and 19th Avenue Water Main Replacement - Mid November 2022

Read our Mid November 2022 e-newsletter for an update on the water main replacement project happening along SE Lambert and 19th Avenue.

Newsletter


Bull Run Treatment Projects Construction Activity Update - November 15, 2022

Please read the November 15, 2022 Bull Run Treatment Project Construction Activity Update.

Newsletter


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.

Blog post


Willamette River Crossing Project Update - November 2022

News article


Heavy Rains Cause Turbidity in Bull Run; Water Shifted to 100 Percent Groundwater

Recent heavy rains and increased stream flows have contributed to a rapid increase in turbidity (organic material suspended in the water) in the Bull Run system.

News article


SE Lambert and 19th Avenue Water Main Replacement - November 2022

Read our November 2022 e-newsletter for an update on the water main replacement project happening along SE Lambert and 19th Avenue.

Newsletter


Bull Run Treatment Projects Update - October 2022

Please read our October 2022 Bull Run Treatment Project Update.

Newsletter


Hey, Sellwood: Don't be scared, be prepared! Lane closures on SE 17th Ave and Milwaukie Ave begin on Halloween

Starting Monday, Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays, for up to a month, Portland Water Bureau contractors will temporarily close single lanes of traffic on SE 17th Ave and SE Milwaukie Ave.

Traffic Advisory


Bull Run Treatment Projects Construction Activity Update - October 26, 2022

Please read the October 26, 2022 Bull Run Treatment Project Construction Activity Update.

Newsletter


SE Lambert and 19th Avenue Water Main Replacement - mid-October 2022

Read our mid-October 2022 e-newsletter for an update on the water main replacement project happening along SE Lambert and 19th Avenue.

Newsletter


Fall Into 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.

Blog post


SE Lambert and 19th Avenue Water Main Replacement - October 2022

Read our October 2022 e-newsletter for an update on the water main replacement project happening along SE Lambert and 19th Avenue.

Newsletter


Bull Run Treatment Projects Update - September 2022

Please read our September 2022 Bull Run Treatment Project Update.

Newsletter


Filtration Neighbor Update - September 26, 2022

Newsletter


Filtration Neighbor Update - September 23, 2022

Newsletter


Southeast Tacoma Street and Southeast Milwaukie Avenue traffic slowdowns in September and October due to work on Sellwood Water System

Portland Water Bureau contractors are temporarily closing single lanes of traffic on weekdays for up to a month on SE Tacoma Street and SE Milwaukie Avenue in SE Portland starting September 23, 2022.

Traffic Advisory


SE Lambert and 19th Avenue Water Main Replacement - Mid-September 2022

Read our mid-September 2022 e-newsletter for an update on the water main replacement project happening along SE Lambert and 19th Avenue.

Newsletter