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Black lives matter. Black lives are worthy, beloved, and needed.

We offer this message in the hope of continuing calls for action and acknowledging that we all have a substantial amount of work to do.

This moment—and all moments—calls on Portlanders to stand up and denounce white supremacy, systemic injustice, and racial oppression. Beyond words, it’s our actions that will ultimately shape our region’s next chapter and how we reflect on this period.

The Portland Water Bureau stands with Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and employees and community members alike, and we're committed to eradicating systemic racial inequality through our policies, practices, and culture.

We're here to listen, learn, act, and commit to meaningful change. Thank you for joining us.

 
 
OTHER NEWS & CONTENT: OUR STORY DURING COVID-19
 
Our financial assistance program is available for anyone who might need it. We've also added new assistance for Portland small businesses.
#ICYMI, visit our COVID-19 page for more information. Learn more about what we're doing to help during these times (with translations).
Our annual report shares important information about your drinking water and what's underway. Read the 2020 Water Quality Report to learn more.
These times have required many to reinvent how they approach their work. For Burke Strobel, though, it's just another day on the job. 
Michelle Lofstra, a Water Bureau engineer, wanted to do her part to help where she could. So she busted out the needle and thread.
Commissioner Amanda Fritz shares how we're continuing important work to invest in our future and economy. Learn more about the Bull Run Treatment projects and how to stay involved.
School may be out, but water home school is still in session. Join Anna to learn how groundwater works and what you can do to protect it. Subtítulos disponibles en español.
With buildings sitting empty, prevent Legionnaires’ Disease by following the CDC’s guidance before reopening. Learn more here
We want to hear from you about how we manage our water supply and conservation efforts. Find more information and the plan here.
 
Our crews and staff work around the clock to keep the water on for you. Hear Dave's story here.
The Portland City Council approved the Water Bureau 2020-2021 budget and rates last month. Read more here
          

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