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Bull Run Treatment Projects

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Bull Run Treatment Project News

Jan. 30 Bull Run Treatment Project Update

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 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

Joint Water Commission Water Treatment Plant Tour
Date: Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
Time: 10:30 a.m. to noon (lunch provided)
Location: Joint Water Commission Water Treatment Plant
4475 SW Fern Hill Rd, Forest Grove, OR 97116

Space is limited and reservations are requiredClick here and sign up by Feb. 6 


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


Newsletters

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1/30/2020- Bull Run Treatment Project Update 2020

12/26/2019- 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.