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Sep 10
Applications for 2021 Water Bottle Filling Fountain Grants Now Available

Applications for 2021 Water Bottle Filling Fountain Grants are now being accepted. The grant program offers free water bottle filling fountains to local entities. Last year, five grants were awarded.

Aug 27
As schools open, PWD advises flushing internal plumbing to ensure safe water

The Portland Water District recommends before consuming water from a building that has been vacant for a long period, a thorough flushing of the internal plumbing should be conducted to remove stagnant water.

Water main replacement projects are important to maintain water quality and uninterrupted service. Check to see if your neighborhood is affected--view planned projects, statuses, and other related information here.

Every year, from April to October, the Portland Water District deploys crews to clean the interior of water mains. View maps of weekly flushing schedules here.

Cross connections that can allow substances to backflow into the public water supply are some of the most significant threats to public health in the water supply industry.