The City of Portland has approximately 6,725 water customers and our Water Distribution Department maintains over 265 miles of underground water lines and 8 water storage tanks. The Water Treatment Plant treats the water which is then released into the distribution lines. The water distribution crew:
- Maintains and repairs residential, commercial and industrial water meters
- Installs and maintains water mains, taps, meter boxes, hydrants
- Locates mains and valves
- Completes leak repairs
- Performs flow tests and pressure checks on water meters
We also have a cross connection and backflow program to prevent contamination of our water system. This department is dispatched out when a customer calls in about water pressure issues, leaks and the connection or disconnection of services.