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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Water Bureau

From forest to faucet, we deliver the best drinking water in the world.

Customer Service: 503-823-7770


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Water Bureau Crews Work Around the Clock Fixing Cold-Weather Water Emergencies

Water Bureau maintenance crews repair pipes

Over the weekend, Portland Water Bureau crews were busy responding to emergency shut offs, out of water calls (due to frozen pipes) and six main breaks throughout the Portland region. Two main breaks each occurred in Southwest, Northeast and Southeast Portland.

Thank you to our dedicated maintenance crews for working hard to fix these cold-weather water emergencies.

Main Breaks: How to Report Them and What to Expect

Please be our eyes and ears.

If you suspect that a main is broken in your neighborhood, please call the Water Bureau’s 24-hour emergency line at 503-823-4874.

Learn more about water main breaks, and what to expect if a main breaks in your area, by visiting the Water Bureau’s Main Break Season info page.


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