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All Welcome at Community Water Forum on Portland’s Drinking Water Treatment Options: Nov. 8, 2018

Water Bureau employee answer questions at public eventLearn about the Bull Run water treatment projects, ask questions, and provide feedback to Water Bureau staff.

The Portland Water Bureau invites everyone who uses Portland’s drinking water to attend a Community Water Forum to discuss upcoming Bull Run Treatment Projects, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), 10301 NE Glisan St.

The City Council has directed the Portland Water Bureau to plan changes to how Bull Run water is treated, in compliance with federal and state mandates. Continued improvements over the next nine years include increased corrosion control, and filtration to protect public health and water quality. This means that Portland will improve corrosion control treatment to reduce the risk of lead entering the water from home plumbing fixtures by 2022, and filter water to remove the potential for the microorganism Cryptosporidium by 2027.

At the forum, attendees will learn about the projects, ask questions and provide feedback to Water Bureau staff and Commissioner Amanda Fritz who is now Commissioner-in-Charge of the bureau.

“The forum will be informative, inclusive, and family friendly,” said Commissioner Amanda Fritz. “We welcome and hope that a range of community members will attend to learn more about the treatment projects and how the Water Bureau is planning for the future, and to give input on treatment choices. We will also share information about financial assistance programs and other resources.”

Free lead testing kits, water bottles and a TriMet pass will also be provided at the event (as supplies last). A children’s play area and refreshments will be available. Please contact Jaymee Cuti at 503-823-3520 by Monday. Nov. 5 if you need language interpretation or other accessibility accommodations.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 8
Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), 10301 N.E. Glisan St.

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