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Reservoir Protection

  • Help us protect your water supply

    Several water reservoirs are located in Gresham. Our reservoirs store over 28 million gallons of safe water for:

    • Drinking
    • Household and outdoor uses
    • Fire protection
    • Commerce

    In the event of an emergency, these reservoirs could provide residents and businesses with three to four days worth of water.

    Report illegal activity

    It is illegal to enter fenced and no trespassing posted water facilities. Under Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) laws a violator could be charged with the following, depending on the significance of their actions:

    • $1,000,000 and 20 years in prison
    • $100,000 and 10 years in prison

    To report suspicious activity

    •  Call the police department at 502-823-3333
    •  911 if it is an emergency

    For more information, call the Department of Environmental Services at 503-618-2626.