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November 18, 2021

Portland switches to emergency water

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland is using its emergency water supply system rather than the Bull Run watershed after a toppled tree damaged a treatment plant east of the city.

The Portland Water Bureau said it began using safe-to-drink groundwater from the Columbia South Shore Well Field on Monday, when a windstorm sent a tall evergreen crashing into the bureau's Lusted Hill facility in Gresham, the Oregonian/OregonLive reported.

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