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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.
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As the region experiences a chlorine supply shortage, Portland’s drinking water remains safe and wastewater treatment continues
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Neighbors restore a stormwater bioswale, creating green space and paid skill-building for unhoused people 
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Environmental Services proposes revisions to Administrative Rule ENB-4.29 for Refunds of Development Review, Sewer Connection, and Lateral Repair Permit Fees and Charges. The public comment period is now closed.
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The pilot program is being launched to safely dispose of human waste and wastewater from RVs on city streets and prevent environmental contamination
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News for the spring: upgrades to your drinking water treatment, what to do if you're having trouble paying your bill, the benefits of gardening with native plants, and more.