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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

The Portland Water Bureau Proposes Corrosion Control Treatment Pilot Project to City Council

March 1, 2017

The Portland Water Bureau delivers clean, safe and reliable drinking water to almost one million people in the region.

Today, the bureau will ask Council to approve a contract to begin a water treatment pilot project. The pilot will evaluate treatment options to further reduce lead exposure from home plumbing and will guide the bureau’s next steps in support of their public health goals. Although Portland’s distribution pipes have never used lead, plumbing in some older Portland homes contains lead solder.

COUNCIL ITEM 215, TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Authorize a contract with Confluence Engineering Group, LLC in the amount of $664,930 for the Corrosion Control Treatment Pilot Project (Ordinance introduced by Commissioner Fish) 90 minutes requested”

If you’d like to learn more about the Water Bureau’s efforts to reduce lead in our community, you can get more information here

You can view PWB’s PowerPoint presentation here.

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Water Bureau

The Portland Water Bureau Proposes Corrosion Control Treatment Pilot Project to City Council

Nick Fish Blog

 

Council takes testimony on lead treatment pilot program

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland Water Bureau changes approach to treating lead in water

Jessica Floum in The Oregonian

 

Water Bureau seeks lead corrosion pilot program

KOIN 6 News

 

City considering two options to deal with cryptosporidium in water

Chris Liedle in KATU News

Superfund

Oregon clean air, beach monitoring programs targeted in Trump's sweeping EPA cuts

Rob Davis in The Oregonian

Portland City Council

Disrupt a City Meeting? You Might Soon Face A Months-Long Exclusion

Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury

 

Mother of teen killed by police gives tearful statement to Portland City Council

Allan Brettman in The Oregonian

 

Portland City Council holds off on adding to homeowners' duties to maintain trees on city land

Jessica Floum in The Oregonian

 

30 mph speed limit proposed for outer Division

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland Passes Emergency Measure On Division Speed Limit

Colin Miner in the Portland Patch

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A noted Portland nonprofit leader set to leave for D.C. opportunities

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Marijuana Is Producing Jobs And Revenue For States Like Oregon And Washington

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At Portland State University, choirs are creating music 'to die for'

Brett Campbell in The Oregonian

The Weekly Catch

Business owners meet with Nick Fish to talk crime, homelessness and other concerns

Jon Bell in the Portland Business Journal

Arts Tax

Is Portland's Arts Tax Unconstitutional? Oregon Supreme Court To Weigh In

April Baer in OPB

 

Portland arts tax debated at Oregon Supreme Court

Jessica Floum in The Oregonian

 

Art tax legality to be considered by Oregon Supreme Court

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

An obituary: The National Endowment for the Arts, 52, of unnatural causes

Michael Wilkerson in The Hill

Uber

Commissioner Nick Fish Demands Portland City Council Investigate Uber and Its "Greyball" Secrets

Aaron Mesh and Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

Uber Admits Its “Greyball” Software is Still Being Used

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

Portland to investigate Uber's 'Greyball' scheme to thwart regulators

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian

 

Portland will investigate Uber amid ‘Greyball’ reports

Curt Lanning in KOIN 6 News

 

Portland Launches Investigation of Uber for Evading Regulators

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

Portland City Hall, Once in Thrall to Uber, Appears Ready for a Fight (and a Criminal Investigation)

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

Greyballed: City Officials Promise a Swift Investigation into Uber's Anti-Regulation Effort

Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury

In Other News

Nike Helps Make America Great Again by Releasing a Hijab for Muslim Athletes

Steven Humphrey in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland homeowners win reprieve from maintaining city's trees

Jessica Floum in The Oregonian

 

Kenton neighborhood votes yes for tiny-home village for homeless women

Lyndsey Hewitt in the Portland Tribune

 

Developer takes new tack to help the homeless

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland Art Museum's "Constructing Identity" Asks Something Important Of Viewers

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'Grimm': 6 burning questions as the show nears the end

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Energy Trust of Oregon Awards the Portland Water Bureau for Energy Efficiency

March 15, 2017

The Portland Water Bureau works hard to reduce its carbon footprint and save ratepayers’ money.

Today, Energy Trust of Oregon presented the Water Bureau with a $499,999 award for its innovative Hannah Mason Pump Station. The energy-efficient station moves 14 million gallons of water through Southwest Portland each day using both gravity and cutting-edge technology.

The Water Bureau will use the award to help fund construction of the pump station.

Check out the Council presentation and learn more about the new Hannah Mason Pump Station.

The Weekly Catch

Uber

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Water Bureau

Energy Trust of Oregon Awards the Portland Water Bureau for Energy Efficiency

Nick Fish Blog

 

Hannah Mason Pump Station to Deliver Ongoing Savings to Customers and Reduce Carbon Emissions

The Portland Water Blog

 

Water Bureau Returns to 100 Percent Bull Run Water

The Portland Water Blog

 

Portland To Resume Using Bull Run Water In Spite Of Parasite

Ameilia Templeton in OPB

 

Portland Water Bureau will once again serve Bull Run water

Jessica Floum in The Oregonian

 

Portland back using Bull Run water

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland to switch back to Bull Run water

Jim Redden in KOIN 6 News

 

Portland Water Once Again Coming From Bull Run Reservoir

Colin Miner in the Portland Patch

Arts 

Oregon arts groups say Trump's budget plan would cost state in many ways

Amy Wang in The Oregonian

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Kaiser Permanente sponsoring Biketown in 5-year, $750,000 deal

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City Invites Comments on the Future of Washington Park

Portland Parks & Recreation in The Skanner