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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

Cycle the Well Field

Cycle the Well Field

On Saturday, join the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council to celebrate their yearly “Cycle the Well Field” event!

Cycle the Well Field is a slow-to-moderately paced bike tour of the Columbia South Shore Well Field.

The well field is a series of 26 water supply wells that is used as our backup drinking water source for the Bull Run Reservoirs. It can produce nearly 100 million gallons of water per day!

Thanks to this great groundwater source, the Bull Run can be maintained as an unfiltered water system – providing Portland with some of the best drinking water in the country.

On the tour, you’ll coast through the beautiful, flat terrain and learn all about the safety, hydrology, and history of Portland’s underground drinking water system.

The ride is suitable for beginners to advanced cyclist, but recommended for riders ages 12 and up. Helmets are required and light refreshments will be provided. Bring water and a lunch to enjoy at Blue Lake Park.

To register for the tour, visit the Columbia Slough Watershed Council’s website.

Cycle the Well Field

Saturday, May 21, 8:45am – 1:30pm

Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station

9920 NE Cascades Pkwy

Photo courtesy of the Portland Water Bureau