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Portland Water Bureau

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1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204

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Free Lead in Water Testing

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Order a FREE lead-in-water test kit through the LeadLine online or by calling 503-988-4000.

Lead-in-water testing is a coordinated effort through the Lead Hazard Reduction Program between the Portland Water Bureau and the LeadLine. Test kits ordered through the LeadLine are processed by the Portland Water Bureau Water Quality Laboratory, which is accredited by the State of Oregon. 

The test kit includes instructions, sample bottles, a postage-paid return envelope, and an information card that needs to be filled out by the customer and returned with the water sample.

Free lead-in-water testing is available to all Portland Water Bureau customers. Additionally, the Portland Water Bureau works in cooperation with other water utilities in the Bull Run service area to offer this program. Customers of the water utilities listed below also receive free lead-in-water testing:

Utilities with Free Lead-in-Water Testing
Burlington Water District Palatine Hill Water District Tualatin Valley Water District
City of Gresham Portland Water Bureau Valley View Water District
City of Tualatin Raleigh Water District West Slope Water District
Lake Grove Water District Rockwood PUD  

In Portland, the most common source of lead exposure is not from lead in water but from lead-based paint. Find more information about lead at the Reducing Lead Hazards page and follow some easy steps to reduce your exposure to lead in water.