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Environmental Services held the first council reading for Title 17.38 on Oct. 7 and second council reading on Oct. 14. The 2020 Stormwater Management Manual will be in effect later this fall.
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Looking for ways to manage your sewer/stormwater/water bill? Wondering what your bill pays for? The fall 2020 customer newsletter has answers.
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Environmental Services is updating the City's Source Control Manual (SCM) and Administrative Rule ENB-4.15. The SCM provides structural, treatment, and operational requirements to prevent pollution of soil, groundwater, and surface waters. Comments must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.
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In an effort to prevent tear gas residue and other pollutants from reaching the Willamette River, the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services is planning today to clean six storm drains around the Multnomah County Justice Center and the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse.
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In response to Phase I reopening and community input, Environmental Services is postponing a sewer repair project on N Mississippi Avenue until fall 2020.
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The City of Portland joins with 12 other governmental entities to announce a proposed nationwide class action settlement with Monsanto Company, Pharmacia, LLC, and Solutia, Inc., for $550 million.
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Environmental Services will begin construction this week on an urgent sewer repair project on N Mississippi Avenue, affecting travel between N Shaver and Fremont streets during weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and some Saturdays.
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Environmental Services is proposing an update to Administrative Rules ENB-4.05 that govern sewer and stormwater system development charges (SDCs). This update seeks to create clarity and consistency for staff and the community through an updated SDC methodology and removal of obsolete information.
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You’re staying home. But, you want to get outside. We can help. Environmental Services is encouraging people to get a Weed Workout. Watch our video and then bend, pull, dig, stretch.
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The City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services will accept public comment on proposed revisions to the City’s Stormwater Management Manual (SWMM) and Portland City Code Title 17.38 from 8 a.m. May 18, 2020 through 5 p.m. June 19, 2020.
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During the COVID-19 emergency that affects us all, Environmental Services is taking extra measures to protect the public and construction crews as we continue to collect and treat wastewater from every household in Portland and work to upgrade the city’s aging sewer and stormwater infrastructure.
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Environmental Services reminds the public to only flush the 3Ps – toilet paper, pee, and poo. Any other material – such as cleaning wipes, “flushable” wipes, and paper towels – can cause clogs and sewer overflows that further impact public health and our environment.
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The proposed rules would govern notification requirements applicable to a property owner who wishes to cap a neighbor’s private sewer that crosses the first property owner’s property without a recorded legal easement.
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During the rainy season, between October 1 and April 30, ground-disturbing construction work requires an elevated level of attention. Wet weather site and erosion control measures are necessary throughout the City.
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Clarifications for partial-coverage ecoroofs.
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BES is aiming to improve permitting turnaround times through a reorganization that took place on Feb. 1, 2018.