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.
local | Politics | News | Environment | OPB News BlogOPB | 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.
local | News | Environment | OPB News BlogOPB | 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.
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 ...