City Council Meeting Scheduled

This week, Portland City Council will vote on an ordinance to authorize the Portland Water Bureau to enter into an agreement with a property owner adjacent to the Bull Run Filtration Project to pay consideration in the amount of $55,000 for costs to construct a new well.

The City Council meeting will be: 
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: City Council is holding this meeting electronically. See below for details.
Agenda: Click here.

The Water Bureau is in the process of designing a new filtration facility on 90 acres of property it owns in east Multnomah County. To reduce potential impacts of project work on the well, the bureau proposes that the well be relocated and drilled into a deeper aquifer. 

Please note: City Hall is closed to the public due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Under Portland City Code and state law, the City Council is holding this meeting electronically. All members of council are attending remotely by phone and the City has made several options available for the public to listen to the broadcast of this meeting. The meeting is available to the public on the City's YouTube Channel, eGov PDX,, and Channel 30.

City Council will hear public testimony on resolutions and ordinances (first readings only). Public testimony will be heard by electronic communication (internet connection or telephone). Please identify the agenda item(s) you want to testify on, and then visit the Council Clerk’s agenda webpage to register,

Written testimony on agenda items may be sent to the Council Clerk at

For translation or interpretation, or for accommodations for people with disabilities, please contact us at or 503-865-6039 (TTY: 503-823-6868, Relay: 711).

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.

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To request translation, interpretation, modifications, accommodations, or other auxiliary aids or services, contact 503-865-6039, (TTY: 503-823-6868, Relay: 711).

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