City Council Meeting Scheduled

This week, the Portland Water Bureau and the Office of Management and Finance will ask City Council to approve an ordinance to authorize the Bull Run Filtration pipeline design services contract. The other ordinance will authorize the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) procurement method for the pipelines project.

The City Council meeting will be: 
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020
Time: Council meeting begins at 9:30 a.m.; Filtration items are expected after 10:30 a.m.
Location: City Council is holding this meeting electronically. See below for details.
Agenda: Click here.

The pipeline design contract has a total not-to-exceed amount of $29 million with 20.93 percent committed to firms certified by the Oregon Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID). The CM/GC contract will include a Community Benefits Agreement that commits 22 percent of an estimated 162.9 million contract to COBID-certified firms, along with specific labor hour commitments to minorities and women. 

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.

Learn more at

Know someone who would be interested in updates about the Bull Run Treatment projects?
Please share the news!

The City of Portland is committed to providing meaningful access.
To request translation, interpretation, modifications, accommodations, or other auxiliary aids or services, contact 503-865-6039, (TTY: 503-823-6868, Relay: 711).

Unsubscribe <<Email Address>> from this list.

Our mailing address is:
1120 SW 5th Ave., Suite 600
Portland, OR 97204

Copyright © 2019 Portland Water Bureau. All rights reserved.

Forward this email to a friend | Update your profile

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp