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Portland Water Bureau

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GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404

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 Public Information Team is available to answer calls from the news media during night and weekend hours by calling the on-call Public Information Officer (PIO) cell phone at 503-823-8064. 

During regular business hours, reporters and editors should contact Tim Hall, Public Information Manager, at 503-823-6926, or cell 503-381-0056.

The Public Information Team is available for media inquiries regarding:

  • Water main breaks within the Portland service area
  • Disruptions to water service within the Portland service area
  • Water Quality
  • Road closures
  • Other urgent and emergency situations

For questions about capital construction projects inside the city limits, please contact Tim Hall. For projects in the Bull Run watershed, contact Terry Black, Senior Public Information Coordinator/PIO, at 503-823-1168.

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


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