RiverViews is a newsletter from the Bureau of Environmental Services — your sewer and stormwater services provider.
Updated Press release
As the rainy season begins (finally!), check the Big Pipe Tracker to find out how full the Big Pipe system is as it protects the Willamette River from combined sewer overflows.
Provide your ideas on final draft of rules to address enforcement of erosion control during construction activity
The City of Portland is adopting a new Erosion and Sediment Control Enforcement Administrative Rule to accompany the adoption of the new Erosion and Sediment Control Manual and is requesting public comment on the proposed final draft of the rule.
Updated Public notice
When Fanno Creek in SW Portland mysteriously turned white, Environmental Services investigated, finding and stopping the pollutant.
The City of Portland is updating its Erosion and Sediment Control Manual and is requesting public comment on the proposed final draft of the Manual.
Updated Public notice
The City of Portland is updating the Stormwater Water Management Plan and Monitoring Plan. The public commented on the plans before submission to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality for approval. The comment period was open from Sept. 1 to Sept. 30, 2022.
City Council Approves $100,000 in Environmental Services grants to community groups for watershed restoration
Environmental Services’ Community Watershed Stewardship Program has provided grants to community groups for 27 years. Council now approved this year’s funding for natural area plantings and other initiatives that restore watershed health and cultivate community stewardship.
Environmental Services requests public comment on proposed changes to ENB-4.30 – Title 10 Discharge Enforcement Program
Environmental Services is proposing changes to ENB-4.30 – Bureau of Environmental Services Title 10 Discharge Enforcement Program Administrative Rules. The public can submit comments on the proposed revisions beginning August 16.
Environmental Services is moving forward with proposed changes to ENB-4.07 regarding the criteria the bureau will apply when evaluating route of service
Environmental Services proposes revisions to ENB-4.07 to remove obsolete policies and provide guidance and clarity on the decision-making criteria it will apply when evaluating route of service options for properties connecting to the public sewer system. The public comment period is now closed.
Updated News article
Want to swim, boat, play in the Willamette River? Water quality is good for recreation. A decade of data show low bacteria levels in the Willamette River - well within DEQ guidelines for water recreation. Find out weekly test results all summer long.