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City water report online, not in the mail

Portland Water Bureau posted its annual drinking water report online on May 31, at www.portlandoregon.gov/water/article/244813.

This is the first time the bureau is not mailing the report to customers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency previously required local water suppliers to mail the annual reports to customers, but recently changed its policy to allow them to be posted online instead.

The report includes results of routine testing of the city water supply for giardia, lead, arsenic and other contaminants. There also are updates about Water Bureau capital investments, and tips for minimizing exposure to lead in the water due to plumbing issues.