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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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Do you Know your Local Hydrant?

Color-coded hydrants

Did you know…

  • The City of Portland Water Bureau currently maintains about 16,000 fire hydrants.
  • Portland has fire hydrants are located about every 1,000 feet, which is the standard spacing of fire hydrants in residential areas.
  • In downtown Portland, there are two hydrants for each intersection.
  • Hydrants are color-coded to give important information to firefighters. Freelance hydrant painting violates Portland's City Code.

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