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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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Reducing Lead Exposure

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  • Call the LeadLine at 503-988-4000 for information about free lead in water testing. The program targets testing the water in households most at risk from lead in water: homes built between 1970 and 1985 with pregnant women or children age six or younger in the home.
  • Read the current Portland Water Bureau brochure on how to reduce exposure to lead in drinking water in EnglishSpanish,VietnameseChinese or Russian.

Corrosion Control

pH adjustment to reduce lead in water

Easy Steps to Reduce Lead Exposure

Flushing, low lead fixtures and filters can reduce exposure to lead in water

Free Lead in Water Testing

Customers can receive free lead in water test kits for the home

Home Lead in Water Testing Results

Results for the biannual testing for lead in water in the highest risk homes.

How to Identify Lead-Free Plumbing Products

A guide from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on how to identify lead free certification marks for plumbing products, such as faucets, pipe fittings, and other plumbing fixtures.

Lead Hazard Reduction Resources

Free blood lead testing, lead poisoning prevention workshops & more

Lead in Drinking Water and Household Plumbing - Brochure

Educational brochure on how to reduce exposure to lead