REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
The Friday, August 25 Bull Run tour is now scheduled in Brown Paper Tickets.
The seats on this date are currently password protected just for APWA. APWA group members have until
June 12 to register for this tour. On June 13, Portland Water Bureau will open up any remaining seats to the
general public audience, which of course includes any APWA folks who didn’t make the June 12 deadline.
If you cannot make the August 25 tour date but would still like to participate in a tour, please go to this link
to get your name on Portland Water Bureau general public tour notification list. You will receive an email
when general public tour registration opens in late June.
To register for the APWA sponsored tour:
1 - Go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2954781
2 – Click on "Enter a Password or Discount Code".
3 – Type in "APWA" and then click on "Show Available Tickets" (pressing enter will not work).
4 - Enter the number of tickets you wish to reserve (you can register up to 6 people at a time but should
enter each person’s name).
5 - Click Add to Cart and continue with standard registration process and you are registered!
Upon registration each registrant will be given access to the waiver forms, all the tour info, meeting
location, departure and return times, etc. Again, the registrant is responsible for sharing all
information/documents with the individuals for whom they register.
For help reserving seats, please contact Brown Paper Tickets (1-800-838-3006,
firstname.lastname@example.org). For general questions about tours, please contact Kate Leatherbarrow at
the Water Bureau (503-823-5351, Kate.Leatherbarrow@portlandoregon.gov).
The Bull Run Watershed is the primary drinking water supply for the City of Portland and its 20 wholesale customers. Water from the Bull Run serves more than 950,000 residents in the Portland metropolitan region.
The protected Bull Run Watershed is located 26 miles from downtown Portland in the Sandy River basin on the Mt. Hood National Forest.
The 102 square-mile protected Bull Run Watershed collects water from rain and snowmelt that then flows to the Bull Run River and its tributaries. The river drains into two reservoirs, where more than 17 billion gallons are stored. The Portland Water Bureau treats the water before it enters into the three conduits that transport it to Portland. The water moves through the system by gravity, requiring no fossil fuel consumption to move water from its intake to the main storage reservoir at Powell Butte.
The entire watershed has been managed under increasing levels of protection since it was established as a Forest Reserve in 1892. In 2001 the protection boundary was extended by federal law, and both the watershed and the protected buffer lands are known as the Bull Run Watershed Management Unit (BRWMU). No unauthorized public entry is allowed inside the BRWMU and all land management activities are limited to only those necessary to protect water quality and operate the water supply and hydroelectric power facilities.
The majority of lands within the BRWMU are under federal ownership (96%) and the rest are owned by the City of Portland. The BRWMU is carefully managed to sustain and supply clean drinking water to a quarter of Oregon’s population.
Information courtesy of City of Portland
Registration Items :
Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2954781