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Water Workshops and Freebies Galore at Upcoming Fix-It Fairs

Upcoming Fix-it Fairs


Saturday Nov. 18, 2017
9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Ron Russell Middle School
3955 SE 112th Ave. Portland, OR 97266

Saturday Jan. 27, 2018
9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
George Middle School
10000 N Burr Ave. Portland, OR 97203

Saturday Feb. 24, 2018
9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Madison High School
2735 NE 82nd Ave. Portland, OR 97220

Do you have a long list of chores that includes repairing broken household items, hemming those favorite pants, or fixing that broken toaster?

Check those to-dos off your list with a visit to this season’s Fix-it Fairs! The first fair is Saturday, Nov. 18 at 9:30 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 18
Time: 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Location: Ron Russell Middle School, 3955 SE 112th Ave., Portland

What’s a Fix-It Fair?

Portland Water Bureau at Fix It FairA Fix-It Fair is a free event with exhibits and workshops that cover topics including water and energy savings, DIY repairs, food and nutrition, recycling, home weatherization, gardening and growing food, yard care and composting, and transportation. 

The Water Bureau will be there with two workshops this year – Water Quality at Home and Saving Water Makes Cents. Join us and get answers to common water system-related questions. Water Bureau staff will discuss: 

  • Ways to save water and money
  • How plumbing can affect water
  • Easy steps to reduce exposure to lead in drinking water
  • Best ways to store water for emergencies
  • And more!

You’ll also get a preview the Water Bureau’s new online water project tool to see what the Water Bureau is doing in your neighborhood.

Free Stuff!

Woman attends a free Fix It FairAttendees can also get free lead blood testing, free lunch, and enter to win hourly door prizes. Plus, there will be free minor bike tune-ups and flat-tire repairs for students and families.

Childcare will also be available free-of-charge.

About Fix-It Fairs

The Portland Water Bureau is a proud sponsor of the City of Portland’s Fix-It Fairs.

Fix-It Fairs are presented by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) with support from the Energy Trust of Oregon, KBOO, KUNP Univision, Pacific Power, the Portland Water Bureau and the City of Portland.

Visit the BPS website for more information about Fix-It Fairs.