Memorial Day closure

Most City of Portland offices will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

Request a kit to test your drinking water for lead

We provide free lead-in-water testing for residents, childcare providers, and schools. Learn how to request a free test kit on this page.
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Requesting a kit takes about 5 minutes.

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Portland-area residents

We offer free lead-in-water testing to Portland residents and residents in the service area of some surrounding water providers. Order a free test kit from the LeadLine or call 503-988-4000. The test kit includes instructions, sample bottles, a postage-paid return envelope, and an information card for you to fill out and return with the water sample. The LeadLine has an instructional video showing how to collect a water sample using your test kit.

Childcare facilities in Portland

We provide free lead testing for licensed in-home and center-based childcare providers in the Portland Water Bureau service area. Childcare providers can order free lead-in-water testing online or by calling 503-823-7525. Our lead testing program meets the requirements for state-mandated testing. Learn more about Oregon’s requirements at the Oregon Department of Early Learning and Care Lead Testing page.

Public, private, and charter schools in Portland

We provide free lead testing and technical assistance to schools in the Portland Water Bureau service area. Request assistance or testing for schools by email ( or call 503-823-7525.