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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Water Bureau

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Customer Service: 503-823-7770


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Discolored Water in Cully Area Due to Firefighting Activity

Discolored water has been reported in the Cully neighborhood and surrounding area.

This discoloration is due to fire response at NE 75th Ave. and NE Killingsworth St., which has inadvertently stirred a harmless sediment. The discolored water should clear up a few hours but is dependent on the fire activity. If needed, Water Bureau crews may be dispatched to flush the water mains in the area to help resolve the issue.

What to do When You See Discolored Water

When water appears discolored, we recommend customers limit hot water use and avoid washing light-colored laundry. To monitor water clarity in your home or business, check one faucet every hour by running the water for 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Once the water appears clear or lighter, you can flush any faucets where discolored water was present.

If you have specific questions or concerns about water quality, please contact the Water Quality Line at 503-823-7525 or during regular business hours.

To report a water emergency after 4:30 p.m., call the Water Bureau 24-Hour Emergency Line at 503-823-4874 ext. 1.