Triannual Water Quality Analysis
The Portland Water Bureau prepares a detailed monitoring report three times a year in April, August, and November. This report presents analysis results for Portland's water to those needing technical data.
As required from the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Watershed Control Program Report identifies current activities affecting water quality, and projections of future impacts or activities in the watershed. The report is updated annually.
As required by the Bull Run Treatment Variance, the Portland Water Bureau must conduct field inspections and environmental monitoring in accordance with its current Bull Run Treatment Variance Watershed Inspection and Monitoring Plan. The report is updated annually.
A Source Water Assessment for the Bull Run water supply identifies the geographic area that supplies water to the City of Portland and inventoried the potential contaminant sources that may impact the water supply. The report was written in 2003 and updated in 2006.
In April 2014 the Portland Water Bureau began a Water Quality Corrosion Control study to better understand the mechanisms of the corrosion of lead from building plumbing in Portland's system. The study was done in response to a better understanding of the health effects of low level exposure to lead and in light of upcoming changes to Portland's drinking water system. The final report is expected by March 2017, but preliminary results from four quarters of data collection have guided the Portland Water Bureau's recommendation for increased corrosion control treatment. Below are the draft quarterly reports: