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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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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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Bull Run Treatment Projects Update - November 2021

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Elevated Lead Levels in Some Homes Underscore Need for the New Corrosion Control Facility Coming in Spring 2022

For more information, contact Public Information at 503-823-8064.

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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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Portland returns to Bull Run Water in less than 36 hours

Groundwater system, skilled staff prevent water service disruption

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Portland Water Bureau Transitions to Groundwater as Result of Storm Damage

The water remains safe to drink. The Portland Water Bureau operates a resilient water system, with two excellent supplies of water. Because of heavy rain in the Bull Run Watershed, we have switched to using our groundwater system.

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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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Bull Run Treatment Projects Update - October 2021

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Willamette River Crossing Project Update - October 2021

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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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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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Save up to $3,000 on a new ice machine for your business

Does your business use a water-cooled ice machine? If so, the Portland Water Bureau offers a rebate that pays 50% of the cost (up to $3,000) for replacing a water-cooled ice machine with an approved new ENERGY STAR-certified air-cooled model.

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Fall colors, green lawns

Even though it’s autumn and the rain has started to fall, it’s still a great time to think about your daily water consumption. Here are a few tips to keep your landscape resilient and efficient this season.

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Bull Run Treatment Projects Update - September 2021

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Plan ahead for trips to Washington Park—Next phase in reservoir project requires road closure

Visitors to Washington Park, including the Portland Japanese Garden and Portland International Rose Test Garden, should plan for limited parking options in September due to construction near the new reservoir. Easy access to parking is available using Washington Park's free shuttle service.

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Portland parks: Fun, beautiful, and water efficient

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Joint City Statement on Hate Crimes

Our core values as a City include anti-racism and equity. Every Portlander and everyone visiting our city deserves to be welcomed and to feel that they belong. They should encounter a Portland free of bias and hate, where they do not fear for their safety and security.

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Brown lawns, clear skies: How Portland manages water in dry times

For Portlanders, conserving natural resources like water is part of our culture. Even though Portland is not facing a water shortage, drought is a growing concern around Oregon and the West, so it’s important to always protect our resources. 

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