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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Water Bureau

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Lead in Water Education and Testing

The Portland Water Bureau is dedicated to providing our customers with information to make decisions to reduce exposure to lead in water. Through Portland’s Lead in Water Education and Testing Program, you can learn more about:

  • Sources of lead in water
  • How to get your water tested
  • How to reduce the risk of exposure in your home

In this section, you will find:

Free Lead-in-Water Testing

Residents, childcare facilities, and schools are eligible for free lead-in-water testing.

How You Can Reduce Exposure to Lead

Flushing your water, low-lead fixtures, and filters can reduce exposure to lead in water.

Sources of Lead in Drinking Water

In Portland, the most common source of lead in water is home plumbing.

Lead-in-Water Testing for Portland Water Bureau Child Care Providers

The Portland Water Bureau is providing free lead-in-water testing that meets State of Oregon testing regulations for child care providers who are Portland Water Bureau customers.

EPA Guidance for Testing at Schools

The “3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools” provides recommendations from the EPA on how to address lead in school drinking water systems.