Environmental Services is undergoing major construction at the City’s main wastewater treatment plant to protect water quality, replace aging infrastructure, and add seismic resilience. Construction is slated for 2024 completion and service will continue 24/7/365
The City of Portland is updating its erosion control requirements to better manage soils and sediments on construction sites and reduce development impacts on the environment. Your ideas and suggestions on an early draft are welcome.
RiverViews is a newsletter from the Bureau of Environmental Services — your sewer and stormwater services provider. In this issue, Environmental Services would like to reconnect with you about how we can all work together to protect public health, water quality, and the environment.
Our core values as a City include anti-racism and equity. Every Portlander and everyone visiting our city deserves to be welcomed and to feel that they belong. They should encounter a Portland free of bias and hate, where they do not fear for their safety and security.
Homeless and living in an RV: Environmental Services pilot program collected wastewater from 192 RVs in 3 months; pollution prevention program extended
Following the success of a three-month pilot pollution prevention program, Environmental Services is continuing collecting wastewater from people who are homeless and living in RVs. Call BES’ spill response hotline at 503-823-7180 to request RV collection.
As the region experiences a chlorine supply shortage, Portland’s drinking water remains safe and wastewater treatment continues
Environmental Services proposes revisions to Administrative Rule ENB-4.05 Systems Development Charges for Sewer and Stormwater
Environmental Services is making changes to ENB-4.05 regarding systems development charges for sewer and stormwater. Proposed changes align with citywide initiatives and define new business types for better clarity. The public comment period is now closed.
Sewer construction to close all lanes on SW Vista Avenue from SW Buena Vista Drive to SW Hillcrest Drive June 14 through end of July
A detour will be in effect during construction hours for SW Vista Avenue as crews repair and replace more than two miles of aging sewer pipe. The road will be open during morning and evening peak commute times.
Ready for Willamette River boating, swimming, playing? Environmental Services offers two tools to show water quality safe for recreation
In time for summer recreation, Environmental Services offers two tools for the public to be assured that Willamette River water quality is safe for boating, swimming, and playing.