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Water Event Stations

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A Water Event Station set up in a parking lot with a sign that reads I Heart Tap Water
Take back the tap at your next event with Portland Water Bureau’s Water Event Station (WES). WES is a portable water filling station that features 2 spigots to fill reusable water bottles.
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Apply for a WES

Please fill out the application below and email it to the WES Coordinator: Aron.anderson@portlandoregon.gov

WES Availability

The Water Event Station is available April 1st through October 1st.

How does WES work?

WES can be hooked directly to a hose bib within the Portland Water Bureau’s service area.  The water that flows from WES is the same water that flows from your kitchen tap.

See picture below for exact dimensions of the station. 

How much water can a station dispense?

WES can dispense an unlimited volume of water because it’s connected to continuous-flow water source.  WES can refill over a thousand reusable bottles per hour.

Does the WES service require electricity?

No electricity required – we’re all green!

Eligibility Requirements for Free Community Events  

Picture of a water event station showing the dimensions of the product: the base measures 24 inches by 20 inches with a height of 55 inches

Below are the eligibility requirements for the use of WES at free events (not designed for profit) open to all members of the community. Deposit Required.

  • The event must be held within the Water Bureau's service area.
  • The WES cannot be connected to a fire line, hydrant, or irrigation service.
  • The WES is available to be picked up Monday through Thursday 8am-3pm by appointment only.
  • The applicant is responsible for setup and must provide a 5×5 foot space for WES.
  • The applicant will be able to provided a ¾” hose bib water connection for the WES within a reasonable distance (25 feet or less) from where the WES will be located.
  • The application for use of the WES must be received at a minimum 15 days prior to the event.
  • The applicant is responsible for the safety of the WES while it is at the event. There is $300 refundable deposit if lost or damaged.
  • The Portland Water Bureau will not provide cups or bottles.
  • WES is reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis and is available at the discretion of the Portland Water Bureau.
     

Eligibility Requirements for Paid Events

  • The event must be held within the Water Bureau's service area.
  • Use of WES during for-profit or private events will require a security deposit and rental fee.
  • The WES cannot be connected to a fire line, hydrant, or irrigation service.
  • The WES is available to be picked up Monday through Thursday 8am-3pm by appointment only.
  • The applicant is responsible for setup and must provide a 5×5 foot space for service of WES.
  • The applicant will be provided a ¾” hose bib water connection for the WES within a reasonable distance (25 feet or less) from where the WES will be located.
  • The application for use of the WES must be received at a minimum 15 days prior to the event.
  • The applicant is responsible for the safety of the WES while it is at the event.
  • The applicant will be responsible for paying a security deposit ($300).
  • The applicant will be responsible for paying the rental fee ($50 per day).
  • WES is reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis and is available at the discretion of the Portland Water

What do I need to provide while WES is at event?

WES must be monitored by a representative of your group while in use at your event.  An applicant can be held responsible for any intentional or non-intentional damage while in your care.

Applicant may also provide any desired water vessel, such as compostable/recyclable cups or refillable water bottles.

Apply for a WES

Please fill out the application below and email it to the WES Coordinator: Aron.anderson@portlandoregon.gov