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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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Water Efficiency

  • Summer Water Supply Information With the mild winter this year and California facing statewide water restrictions, many Portlanders are wondering about local water supply. Learn more about the outlook for Portland this summer (good) and what the Portland Water Bureau does to prepare.

  • Now Hiring - Engineering Associate The Portland Water Bureau water efficiency program is how hiring for an Engineering Associate.

  • Summer is water conservation season! Learn about rebates for outdoor irrigation upgrades and more.

  • How much water does your lawn really need to stay green? Learn more about rebates for outdoor irrigation upgrades.

  • $50 Rebate for WaterSense-Labeled Toilets Take advantage of this opportunity to replace your old water-wasting toilet with a new efficient one!

  • Multifamily Water Efficiency The Portland Water Bureau can help multifamily property owners find water efficiencies.

Recent news about state-wide water-use restrictions in California have brought questions about Portland’s water supply to many customers’ minds.  Portland’s water supply is very different from most of the water supplies in California, and the Portland Water Bureau does not anticipate a need for water restrictions here. Currently our reservoirs in the Bull Run are full, and the Columbia South Shore Well Field, our groundwater source is also available if needed. As stewards of the city’s drinking water, the Portland Water Bureau carefully monitors water levels, weather forecasts, and water use patterns to ensure adequate, clean water for all of our customers.  We will be watching our water supply carefully this summer, as we do every year.

The Portland Water Bureau's efficiency program offers information and technical resources to all customers about using water efficiently and cost effectively. 

Contact us at 503-823-4527 or conserve@portlandoregon.gov.