Portland City Council voted Wednesday to move toward a water filtration plant that could cost the city up to $500 million.
Treating Portland's water supply for a microscopic pathogen, cryptosporidium, could increase the average monthly bill for customers as much as $10.38 in coming years.
The Portland Water Bureau is weighing options to comply with a federal rule that requires treatment of the city’s drinking water supply for a single-celled parasite. The cost could be $500 million.
local | Water | Environment | NewsOPB | Feb. 13, 2017 5:08 p.m. | Portland
The Portland Water Bureau is taking its Bull Run water supply offline while it studies a parasite that’s been repeatedly detected, in very small amounts, in the water.