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Portland Water Bureau

From forest to faucet, we deliver the best drinking water in the world.

GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204

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  • Fall in the Bull Run watershed

    The Bull Run watershed is the primary drinking water supply for the City of Portland and its wholesale customers. Water from the Bull Run serves more than 900,000 residents in the Portland metropolitan region.

  • WaterWise Tips for Fall

    The rainy weather has begun, a sure sign that fall is here! Now is a great time to prepare your garden and watering systems for the fall and winter seasons.

  • Water Quality is Our #1 Priority.

    Portland's water quality is tested continually and meets or exceeds all federal standards.

  • Portland Water Bureau Crews Ready to Respond to Water Emergencies 24/7

    We are dedicated to providing Portland with a safe and reliable water supply. Maintenance & Construction crews are on standby, ready to respond 24-hours a day, seven days a week to repair broken water mains and address water emergencies.

  • Best Practices for Outdoor Irrigation

    Here in the Portland metro area, water consumption is at its highest during the summer months due to outdoor watering. Oftentimes this is because people don’t know how much water their landscape needs. Let us help!

  • Thirsty?

    Portland's iconic Benson Bubbler drinking fountains run year round and provide fresh, Bull Run drinking water.

  • Planning for the Future

    Large construction projects are typically planned at least a year in advance.

  • Trillium bloom in the Bull Run watershed

    Did you know that 250 species of plants and animals thrive in the watershed?

Our Mission Statement

The Portland Water Bureau provides the highest quality water, customer service and stewardship of the critical infrastructure, fiscal, and natural resources entrusted to our care. We enhance public health and safety and contribute to the economic viability and livability of the Portland metropolitan region. We are a recognized leader among water service agencies across the country.

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Dodge Park

Camp at historic Dodge Park, located at the confluence of the Bull Run and Sandy rivers. Book the community hall for your next family reunion. Reservations are available, click to
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