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News Release
Annual Portland Drinking Water Quality Report Released Online - 06/03/19

The 2019 Portland Water Bureau Drinking Water Quality Report confirms Portland is continuing to deliver clean and safe drinking water that meets or surpasses all drinking water standards to nearly a million customers.

Portland’s drinking water comes from two high-quality sources – the two largest drinking water sources in the state – the Bull Run Watershed and the Columbia South Shore Well Field.

“This report gives a behind-the-scenes view about how we monitor, treat and protect the water delivered to your tap,” said Water Bureau Director Michael Stuhr. “It also spotlights the dedicated staff that work to keep your water safe and reliable for decades to come.”

This year’s report includes:

  • Drinking water quality results from 2018 and general information about Portland’s drinking water system.
  • Updates on drinking water treatment projects that will provide increased public health protection against lead in household plumbing and Cryptosporidium, an organism that can potentially cause illness.
  • Information about how we monitor, treat and deliver your drinking water.

The Portland Water Bureau is mailing a postcard this week to inform every customer about the availability of this report online. The report is available at portlandoregon.gov/water/WaterQualityReport

Customers can request a paper copy at portlandoregon.gov/water/ReportRequest or by phone at 503-823-9444.

The report is also available in Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese and Spanish and in screen reader-optimized large print for customers who are visually impaired at portlandoregon.gov/water/WQreport.

Attached Media Files: CCR_Media_Release_2019.docx