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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Out with the old pipes and valves, in with the new

The Portland Water Bureau’s Operations Group is improving water quality and making sure our drinking water is up to par with federal and state requirements.

Upgrades are in process for the water supply system at the Bull Run Watershed and

the massive pipes that carry water to our reservoirs.  Water Bureau crews are at the Sandy River Station, replacing old air valve vaults. The new valves will help maintain system efficiency and prevent contamination by flood water.  

Crews are also installing six new flow meters.  Some of the existing meters are over 90 years old.  The flow meters help measure and monitor chlorine in water, which keeps our water clean and safe to drink.

To learn more, check out the Portland Water Bureau’s Water Blog