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Bull Run Treatment Projects

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Bull Run Treatment Project News

April 24: Bull Run Treatment Projects April Update


April 22: Portland City Council Meeting Scheduled


April 17: Bull Run Filtration Site Advisory Group Update


April 15: Portland City Council Meeting Scheduled


April 7 Blog: Loan that benefits ratepayers submitted, City Council considering finance plan for filtration facility 

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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 project will remove the microorganism Cryptosporidium and other potential contaminants. The new filtration facility will be in operation by 2027.

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

 


Meetings and Events

Portland City Council Meeting
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: City Council is holding this meeting electronically (see below for details)

AgendaClick here

Invite the Bull Run Project Team to present to your community or business group bullrunprojects@portlandoregon.gov. 


Bull Run Treatment Project Blogs

April 7: Loan that benefits ratepayers submitted, City Council considering finance plan for filtration facility 

March 30: Filtration facility planning phase complete, design phase moves forward

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


Newsletters

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04/24/2020 - Bull Run Treatment Projects April Update

04/20/2020 - Portland City Council Meeting Scheduled

04/17/2020 - Bull Run Filtration Site Advisory Group Update

04/13/2020 - Portland City Council Meeting Scheduled

04/06/2020 - Portland City Council Meeting Scheduled

3/30/2020 - Filtration facility transitioning from planning phase to design

3/12/2020 - CANCELED Filtration Site Advisory Group Meeting - COVID-19

03/11/2020 - Filtration Site Advisory Group Meeting - COVID-19 Update

03/04/2020 - Reminder: Filtration Site Advisory Group Meeting

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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.

Invite the Bull Run Project Team to present to your community or business group bullrunprojects@portlandoregon.gov.