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Portland To Resume Using Bull Run Water In Spite Of Parasite

OPB | March 14, 2017 10:30 a.m. | Portland

The Portland Water Bureau plans to resume using the Bull Run watershed as its drinking water source this week.

Environment | Communities | Land | local | Science | Water | Oregon Field Guide

Bull Run Quake Science

OPB | Feb. 18, 2016 midnight

New research aims to find out how destructive a Cascadia earthquake would be for Portland's water supply. 

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At Home In The Bull Run Watershed

OPB | March 18, 2015 12:30 p.m.

In the latest installment of Think Out Loud's "At Home" series, Lead Watershed Ranger Dan Weidinger and his wife Sacha Snyder talk about living inside the 147-square mile Bull Run Watershed.

Think Out Loud

At Home In The Bull Run Watershed

OPB | March 18, 2015 12:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: In the latest installment of our "At Home" series, Lead Watershed Ranger Dan Weidinger and his wife Sacha Snyder talk about living inside the 147-square mile Bull Run Watershed.

Think Out Loud

A New Source Of Hydropower: City Water Pipes

OPB | Jan. 23, 2015 12:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: A Portland startup is generating renewable power with small hydroelectric turbines inside the city water system.

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Water Bureau Says Nothing Political About E. Coli In Portland Water

OPB | May 23, 2014 12:46 p.m. | Portland

City Commissioner Nick Fish and Portland Water Bureau Administrator David Shaff were pressed with questions during a noon news conference about the timing of today's advisory.

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Boil Advisory Follows Contentious Vote

OPB | May 23, 2014 11:07 a.m. | Portland

The boil notice comes just a few days after an election in which Portlanders voted not to take control of the water and sewer bureau away from the city and give it to an independently elected governing board.

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Portland Water Bureau to test for chromium-6

Ecotrope | Jan. 12, 2011 7:27 a.m.

The Portland Water Bureau has sent out a response to the Environmental Working Group's tests showing hexavalent chromium in drinking water across the country to reassure its customers that Portland water is safe to drink. The bureau says it will follow the Environmental Protection Agency's new recommendations for how utilities can monitor the probable carcinogen and let customers know how ...