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Applications Open Tomorrow for $1 Million in One-Time Utility Bill Credits for Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Applications open Wednesday, July 8, for the Small Business Program for Utility Relief (SPUR), designed to help small businesses with their City of Portland sewer, stormwater, and water bill during the ongoing public health and economic crisis.

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Environmental Services Encourages People to Get a Weed Workout (not that kind)

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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Environmental Services continues critical services during COVID-19 emergency; focuses on public health and environment

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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Wipes Clog Pipes: During COVID-19 crisis and every day, prevent sewage overflows by flushing only the 3Ps

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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