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Portland Water Bureau

From forest to faucet, we deliver the best drinking water in the world.

GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404

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

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Estimated Bills

Authority to Estimate Bills


Portland City Code authorizes the Water Bureau to issue an estimated bill when a meter fails to register water usage accurately. Estimated bills may also be issued if a meter reading cannot be recorded because the meter is inaccessible due to such things as inclement weather, overgrowth or other obstruction, failure to locate a meter or illegal usage bypassing the meter. Estimated bills are based on the historic usage of water at the premises.