On July 7, Governor Kate Brown declared July "Water Awareness Month."
Currently, 20 counties in Oregon are under emergency drought declarations and approximately 98 percent of the state is experiencing drought.
"I am asking all Oregonians to do their part to use water wisely," said Governor Brown. "Water is the foundation for local economies and ecosystems, and essential to the health and well-being of Oregonians. Drought is a slow moving disaster, adopting responsible water use practices now will help reduce the impact of drought for years to come."
While Portland is not experiencing a water supply shortage, nor do we expect to this summer, the Portland Water Bureau joins Governor Brown in helping to raise water awareness at home, play, and work.
Portlanders are encouraged to visit the Water Bureau’s Water Efficiency webpage for information and technical resources on using water efficiently and cost effectively.
To learn how the Portland Water Bureau is ensuring clean water for our customers by carefully monitoring water levels, weather forecasts, and water use patterns, click here.