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Test Results are Clean, Water is Safe to Drink

By Lindsay Wochnick

Results from a routine water sample on Friday, July 25, 2014 showed a presence of total coliform bacteria. 

Follow-up samples were collected immediately. Seven resamples came back clean on Saturday, July 26, confirming that water is safe to drink.

The Portland Water Bureau collects approximately 240 routine bacteriological samples per month throughout the system. It is not unusual for one of these samples to test positive for bacteria. Immediately after an initial detection, the Water Bureau tests additional samples to confirm the presence of possible contamination in drinking water.

For more information about your water, customers should contact the Portland Water Bureau Water Line at 503-823-7525.

Jaymee Cuti
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