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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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PWB Public Information Staff Available to News Media at All Hours

The Portland Water Bureau‘s four-member Public Information Team is available to answer calls from the news media 24-hours a day, seven days a week. During business hours, reporters should contact Public Information Officer Jaymee Cuti at 503-823-8064.

Outside of business hours, all media calls will be answered by an on-call member of the PIO team. Call the Public Information phone at 503-823-8064.

The Public Information Team is available for media and public inquiries regarding:

  • Water main and hydrant breaks within the Portland service area
  • Disruptions to water service within the Portland service area
  • Water quality issues
  • Road closures and traffic advisories
  • Other urgent and emergency situations

For general questions about most construction projects inside the city limits, please contact Public Information & Involvement Manager Tim Hall at 503-823-6926 or cell 503-381-0056.

For projects in the Bull Run watershed, please contact Terry Black, Senior Public Information Representative/PIO, at 503-823-1168 or cell – 503-823-8978. 

For project information about the Kelly Butte Reservoir Project and the bureau’s Social Media program, please contact Lindsay Wochnick, Senior Public Information Representative/PIO, at 503-823-3028 or cell 503-823-8409.

2014 Media Releases

2013 Media Releases

2012 Media Releases