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Committed to keeping water affordable

It's been a challenging year with many disruptions to our day-to-day lives. We’re thankful that we’ve been able to serve our community by providing excellent and affordable water every minute of every day to help protect our health and support our economy. As we move forward, the investments we’re making in the Bull Run Treatment Projects will continue this strong tradition and ensure we have safe and abundant water for generations to come.

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Breaking ground for the Improved Corrosion Control Treatment Project 

Construction of the Improved Corrosion Control Treatment Project continues at our Lusted Hill facility with crews following COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Crews are doing erosion control and beginning excavation at the site this month. When complete in April 2022, the new facility will further adjust the pH and alkalinity of our water, making the water less corrosive to lead in home and building plumbing.
Learn about how this project will help reduce lead at the tap


Shifting from planning to design of new pipes  

We’ve identified preferred routes for the new pipes that will connect the filtration facility to our existing system. In December, we anticipate bringing the contract for our pipeline designer to City Council for approval.
Thank you to the Site Advisory Group for your collaboration!
As we close out 2020, we want to thank the Site Advisory Group for their participation and thoughtful input on the Good Neighbor Agreement and other aspects of the project.  

In 2021, we’ll continue working with our site advisors following COVID-19 protocols through email engagement, surveys, teleconferences and Zoom meetings. We look forward to our ongoing future collaboration! 
Site Advisory Group Meeting - Facility and Site Design
We’ll kick off 2021 by sharing information about progress on facility and site design. The meeting will be held using Zoom.
Date: Jan. 14, 2021
Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Please register to attend the meeting. The meeting video and materials will also be posted to the meeting webpage

About the Bull Run Treatment Projects

To comply with federal Safe Drinking Water Act regulations, the Portland Water Bureau (PWB) is building a water filtration facility, new pipelines, and an improved corrosion control treatment facility. The Bull Run Treatment Projects will provide consistent, high-quality drinking water that meets today’s water quality standards, help address aging infrastructure concerns and future risks and regulations, and improve system resilience to help keep our water safe and abundant for generations to come.

Learn more at portlandoregon.gov/BullRunProjects
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