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Bull Run Treatment Projects

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Bull Run Treatment Project News

Jan. 9 Bull Run Filtration Site Advisory Group Meeting

Dec. 12 Filtration Pipeline Planning for Resilience and Reliability

Dec. 5 Blog: Portland City Council approves design contract, next phase in building water filtration facility

Nov. 27 City Council Meeting Scheduled

Nov. 20 City Council Meeting Scheduled 

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Improvements to Portland’s Water Supply

We are making two important improvements to Portland’s water supply from Bull Run. Both projects are required under state and federal law.

The first project, Improved Corrosion Control Treatment will further adjust the chemistry of Portland’s water, reducing potential levels of lead at the tap. Improved corrosion control will be in place by 2022.

The second project, the Bull Run Filtration Facility will remove the microorganism Cryptosporidium and other potential contaminants. The new filtration plant will be in operation by 2027.

Both projects will help keep our water safe and abundant for generations to come.


Meetings and Events

Site Group Advisory Meeting 
Date: Thursday, Jan 9th, 2020
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: Sandy High School Lecture Hall 
Agenda: January 2020 Meeting Agenda

Bull Run Treatment Project Blogs

Dec. 12: Filtration Pipeline Planning for Resiliency and Reliability

Dec. 5: Portland City Council approves design contract, next phase in building water filtration facility

Oct. 22: EPA Invites Portland and Beaverton to Apply for $600 Million in Water Loans

Oct. 18: Bull Run Treatment Planning for Pipes

Oct. 1: Building a Filtration Project Based in Community Values

Sept. 26: City Council hears update on progress, new cost estimate for Bull Run Filtration Project


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01/26/2020- January 2020 Bull Run Filtration Project Site Advisory Group Meeting

12/20/2019- Filtration Pipeline Planning for Resilience and Reliability 

12/13/2019- Portland City Council approves next phase in Bull Run Filtration Project   

11/22/2019 - Portland City Council Meeting Scheduled

11/15/2019 - Portland City Council Meeting Scheduled

11/08/2019 - Portland City Council Meeting Scheduled

10/31/19 -  5 things to know about Bull Run Treatment Projects

10/19/2019 - Filtration Site Advisory Group Update

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Outreach History

The Bull Run Improved Corrosion Control and Filtration projects provide opportunities for many different types of outreach events, discussions, and engagement forums—of which there will be many more to come in addition to the many activities underway now.

Check out the Bull Run Treatment Projects Outreach History page for a list of outreach starting in early 2018.