GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404
1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204
With Governor John Kitzhaber declaring a drought emergency in nine Oregon counties, many Oregonians, including Portlanders, are concerned about the state of their drinking water supply.
Since 1993, the Portland Water Bureau’s Summer Supply Planning work group has begun planning for summer season conditions in March of each year. This year was no different; however, two challenges increased the complexity of the planning process:
At this time, the Water Bureau does not anticipate making any adjustments to water supply operations, as the reservoirs in the Bull Run are almost full. Later during the summer, a decision will be made on whether to augment the Bull Run supply with the Columbia South Shore Well Field groundwater supply. The bureau will carefully monitor conditions in the coming months, and be able to supply its customers the high quality water that they expect.