2020 Wildfires and Your Water

  • Wildfires 2020 and Your Water
  • Wildfires 2020 and Your Water

Your water is safe to drink.


What you need to know today:

  • Sign up for Public Alerts and visit the Wildfire 2020 webpage for the most current information. Texting to 888777 does NOT work for getting alerts in the Portland area.
  • The Regional Water Providers Consortium’s 23 water provider members, which serve most of Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties in Oregon, report that water is safe to drink and treatment plants remain fully functional. Contact your water provider for more information.

How your water provider prepared for this emergency:

  • We have been proactively planning for more than 20 years to ensure that the region’s water needs can be met in the face of natural disasters and water shortages. 
  • Regional emergency water treatment and distribution equipment is on standby to help provide drinking water for emergency responders or the public if needed. Since 2003, the Consortium has secured more than two million dollars in federal grants to purchase emergency water treatment and distribution equipment. 
  • Water providers and their customers take emergency preparedness seriously. Learn what you need to store, treat and access water in an emergency here
  • Water supply, water sources, and water treatment methods are different throughout the region and the state. You can find out who your water provider is or when a drinking water advisory is in effect by using this tool.