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Portland Water Bureau Awarded Two Excellence in Communication Awards

Clean, Cold, Constant brochure The Portland Water Bureau won two 2015 Excellence in Communications awards from the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Water Works Association (PNWS-AWWA). 

The awards were presented during a ceremony at the PNWS-AWWA annual conference in Bellevue, Washington on April 30.

Each year, water utilities from across the region submit their brochures, reports, websites, and other communication tools to the PNWS Communications Committee for award consideration. This year the Communications Committee also asked college students to review the materials.

The Water Bureau’s Clean, Cold, Constant brochure was developed to convey to Portland’s new residents basic, yet crucial, information about their water system. The award review committee found the brochure to be so good that it won the Best Print Media for a large utility and Best in Show.

Water Efficiency Program Coordinator Sarah Santner developed and wrote the brochure and Graphic Designer III Sarah Fine designed and illustrated it.  Congratulations to this creative team for their much deserved awards!

“The brochure does an impressive job of packaging information on water sources, system, quality, service charges, and efficiency,” says Water Bureau Administrator David Shaff. “The eye catching creative designs and easy-to-read text grabs the attention of the reader.”

To get a copy of the award-winning brochure, contact 503-823-4527 or e-mail


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