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Portland Water Bureau

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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 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 Officer Jaymee Cuti at 503-823-3520.

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 Powell Butte Reservoir, Kelly Butte Reservoir, and Washington Park Reservoir Improvement projects, the website, 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.

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