Water Distribution

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.