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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

GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404

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  • The Job Shadow Program is open NOW! You are invited to explore your next career, learn more about other departments, and build new relationships.

  • What's going on with the Strategic Business Plan? Get information and updates on the bureau's Strategic Business Plan process.

  • Behind the Bubblers Ground Maintenance Supervisor Rich Rice, alongside Senior Water Utility Worker Pat Green and Seasonal Maintenance Workers Sean Cisson and Mark Day, are tasked with keeping each of the bubbling fountains cleaned, maintained, and running year round.

  • Brightening Up the Office Space Throughout the year, our own Master Gardener Chuck Buyukas graciously brings in bouquets of home grown flowers for all to enjoy on the Fifth and Sixth floor front desks in the Portland Building.

  • Earn as You Learn as a Water Bureau Apprentice Our bureau is unique among City bureaus as well as many other water providers in utilizing an apprenticeship program for the purpose of developing future Utility Worker IIs and Water Operations Mechanics.

  • Improving Water Reliability in the SW Hills of Portland Two important capital improvement projects are being conducted in the Southwest Hills of Portland this summer to strengthen the reliability of the water supply in the Bertha Service Area.

  • Water Bureau Engages Local Youth in Productive Service For the past six summers, youth and mentors from Straightway Services volunteer with Portland Water Bureau staff, spreading mulch at local HydroParks and improving Powell Butte trails with new bark dust.