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Portland City Council Moves Forward With Water Filtration Plant

OPB | Aug. 2, 2017 5:17 p.m.

Portland City Council voted Wednesday to move toward a water filtration plant that could cost the city up to $500 million.

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Average Cost Of Portland Tap Water Could Increase $10 A Month

OPB | July 11, 2017 12:46 p.m. | Portland

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.

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Portland Weighs $500 Million Water Treatment Plant

OPB | June 27, 2017 11:04 p.m. | Portland

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.

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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.

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Molalla To Test Water For Cryptosporidium

Portland Tribune | March 11, 2017 1:11 p.m.

Molalla Public Works Director Gerald Fisher said Friday morning the city is testing for cryptosporidium in Molalla's water and will notify residents if the parasite is detected.

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Portland Switches To Its Backup Water Supply: What You Should Know

OPB | 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.