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.
Forty Water Bureau dump trucks have been installed with 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 all-electric Nissan Leaf. These vehicles are necessary to operate and maintain the water system. Bureau vehicles were driven over 1.6 million miles in FY 2012-2013 and used almost 236,000 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||MPG Goal 2017|
|Heavy Duty Trucks||6 MPG|
|Light Duty Trucks||11 MPG|
|Sedans, Wagons & Minivans||26 MPG|