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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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Preparing and Planning: How We're Using Climate Data to Look Toward the Future

Part of our planning and preparedness work includes tracking climate data and exploring how a changing climate can affect our water supply.

Climate expert Kavita Heyn recently spoke with Matt Zaffino, meteorologist at KGW, about what we're doing to better understand what a warmer climate means for Portland's drinking water system. Several of our staff are engaged in climate work.

Climate change is a strategic risk identified in our 5-year Strategic Plan. A key focus over the next few years is to integrate climate change planning and awareness into multiple utility functions and operations.

Learn more about what we're doing to understand and plan for a changing climate.