Committed to Quality
Rockwood Water P.U.D. is proud to provide its customers with high quality water and is committed to meeting or exceeding all state and federal drinking water standards. If you have questions or concerns about your water quality, please call the District office at (503) 665-4179 or e-mail email@example.com.
Your Water Source
Your water is usually water from the Bull Run Watershed, purchased from the City of Portland. At times, usually in the summer, we augment that supply with groundwater from the District's wells. The City of Portland also draws water from the Columbia Southshore Wellfield to augment the Bull Run supply during emergency situations or to meet high water demands during the summer months. The City of Portland treats the water with chlorine for disinfection. Ammonia is added to the water to ensure that disinfection remains adequate throughout the distribution system. Sodium hydroxide is also added to adjust the pH of the water to reduce corrosion of plumbing systems. The District adds chlorine and ammonia to the ground water prior to blending it with Bull Run Water to maintain consistent chlorine residuals.
Monitoring Your Water
Your drinking water is monitored for approximately 200 regulated and nonregulated contaminants to ensure that it complies with all applicable drinking water regulations. Samples are collected from the Bull Run watershed, Columbia Southshore Wellfield, District wells, distribution system and customer taps.
What You Should Know About Lead in Drinking Water
2013 Drinking Water Lead Brochure in English
2013 Drinking Water Lead Brochure in Spanish
Annual Water Quality Report
State and federal regulations require all community water systems to deliver an annual Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report) to customers. The District's 2012 Water Quality Report contains information about the source of your water and water quality test results. Both English and Spanish versions can be downloaded at the links below. If you would like a hard copy of either version, please contact the District office, and we will be happy to mail you one. If you have any questions, please contact us at 503-665-4179.
English Water Quality Report 2012
Spanish Water Quality Report 2012
Environmental Protection Agency
Oregon Health Authority Drinking Water Program
For more information on water quality standards for public systems, visit the following websites: