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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Water Bureau

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

Customer Service: 503-823-7770


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Carbon Footprint Reports

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The Portland Water Bureau carbon footprint consists of emissions from the following sources:

  • Electricity use for pump stations, groundwater pumpinh, lighting, and other facility uses
  • Combustion of biodiesel, diesel, and gasoline fuels for transportation, heavy machinery, and power tools
  • Natural gas usage for heating
  • Employee air travel 

Annual carbon emissions for the last several calendar years are as follows (in metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent - MTCO2e):

2014: 8,004 MTCO2e
2015: 13,965 MTCO2e
2016: 9,894 MTCO2e
2017: 11,686 MTCO2e
2018: 11,071 MTCO2e
2019: TBD

Carbon Footprint Reports

For more information, visit the bureau’s Climate Change webpage.