GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404
1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204
The bureau tracks fuel use for all of its fleet.
The Water Bureau owns many hybrids and purchases high efficiency vehicles where possible.
Water Bureau Maintenance and Construction crews and a bureau construction vehicle.
Water Bureau dump trucks use automatic engine coolant heaters to reduce idling.
The Water Bureau has a diverse fleet of over 400 vehicles including large dump trucks, service trucks, pickups, work vans, backhoes, excavators, passenger vehicles (including hybrids), and an electric Nissan Leaf. These vehicles are necessary to operate and maintain the water system. Bureau vehicles drove over 1.56 million miles in 2013 and used over 224,000 gallons of fuel.
The bureau uses the following practices to achieve a more sustainable fleet:
The bureau has identified the following goals for average vehicle class efficiency (miles per gallon) of four vehicle classes by 2017:
|Vehicle Class||Average MPG Goal by Vehicle Class (2017)|
|Heavy Duty Trucks||6 MPG|
|Light Duty Trucks||11 MPG|
|Sedans, Wagons & Minivans||26 MPG|