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Portland Water Bureau

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


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

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Population & Service Area

  • Columbia South Shore Well Field Portland is fortunate to have a reliable and high quality supplemental source of water.

  • Seasonal Water Supply Planning The Water Bureau plans for seasonal changes in weather and long term supply planning.

  • Portland's Regional Water System Map Communities outside the city boundary are wholesale customers.

  • Portland's Water Demand goes Beyond City Limits The Water Bureau's service area includes several suburb cities who are wholesale customers.

Portland's service area covers parts of Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties in Oregon.

The Portland water system serves drinking water to more than 958,000 Oregonians, almost one-quarter of the population of Oregon. The Portland Water Bureau’s retail and wholesale service area is approximately 225 square miles. Of that, Portland’s current retail service area is approximately 143.3 square miles.

In 2014-2015, the Water Bureau directly served a population of more than 588,000 people in 163,600 residential households (both single and multi-family residences) and 19,700 commercial and industrial customers.

Portland's wholesale customers served an estimated population of more than 370,000 in 2014-15.

Water System Statistics: Demand & Consumption History

Water production and customer consumption data for Fiscal Years 2009-10 through 2014-15 (Updated: November 2015)